MHC After 3 Initiative is Martinsville Henry County’s free afterschool program for middle school age children. MHC After 3 Initiative seeks to provide fun and exciting afterschool programming to middle school students in Martinsville-Henry County. We believe that our young people are our greatest resource and our very best accomplishment. MHC After 3 partner organizations are committed to fostering the holistic development of all participants and therefore we adopt the Triple A model—Arts, Athletics and Academics.
In Virginia 27% of students k-12 go home alone. The hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are critical to the success of every student. Research demonstrates time and time again, that students who participate in afterschool programs are more successful students and make greater contributions to their communities presently and in the future. Essentially, students who go somewhere afterschool are going places.
MHC After 3 surveyed parents and students in Martinsville-Henry County to create programming to suit the WANT’s of our community and listened to the resounding response—our students want more opportunities to explore the arts, participate in athletics, and reinforce academic skills. We designed programming to foster our students Culturally, Intellectually, and Physically. MHC After 3’s Triple A Model gives students what they want—a cool place to go and fun things to do afterschool with their friends.
MHC After 3 Program Application