Lights on After School

Lights on After School is a national celebration and we are excited to be a part. Ben Johnson, our Extended School Enrichment Director, talks about the importance of after school programming and the role it has on the lives of children, parents and the community. Check it out!  

Our Kid Counselors Make it Happen!

When August rolls around we will enter our 12th school year of Extended School Enrichment. ESE is our before and after- school program offered at all eleven Carmel Clay elementary schools. When the school year wraps up our staff switch gears to focus on our Summer Camp Series. Every year,… Read More…

Playing to Learn in ESE

You know you’re at the right job when you look forward to going to work every day. While mentoring kids and changing their lives is by far the best perk of the job, working with a great team and being in an atmosphere where we can enrich youth while having… Read More…

From a Job to a Career in Before and After School Care

When I started working for Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation in March 2014, I was not planning to work here in January 2017. Nearly 3 years later, I can say that was crazy talk and that I plan to stick around for a while. And, let me tell you why…… Read More…

Lights on After School

On October 20, 2016, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s before and after school program, Extended School Enrichment (ESE) linked with more than a million people in communities across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide to celebrate the 17th Annual Lights On Afterschool. Event organizers expected over 8,000 afterschool… Read More…