After the Bell Program

After a highly successful 16-year run, the “After the Bell Program” sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Lincoln County is coming to an end.  Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, Boys & Girls Club of Merrill Prairie River Middle School site will be opening to serve students.  Like “After the Bell”, the new program will continue to be held at Prairie River Middle School, in collaboration with Merrill Area Public Schools and the Merrill community.  As a result Extension will no longer be offering the “After the Bell” program but will instead partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Merrill to provide educational programs during the after school hours.

We would like to thank all of the individuals, organizations and businesses that have provided support for the “After the Bell” program.  This support enabled us to provide a positive place for over 675 different youth to go after school for sixteen years.  We look forward to partnering with the new Boys & Girls Club of Merrill as they provide middle school youth with future after school opportunities.

ATB Program in the News:

After the Bell Program returns for 2021-22 with help of donations – Foto News – May 13 2021

Additional Donations Make Program Possible for Remainder of School Year – Merrill Foto News – Jan 30 2020

Thanksgiving Service Project – Merrill Foto News November 27 2019

T B Scott Library Staff donate to After the Bell – Merrill Foto News November 27, 2019

Knights of Columbus donate to After the Bell – Merrill Foto News November 27 2019

Donations Make the 2019-20 After the Bell Program Possible – Merrill Foto News – Nov 6 2019

After the Bell Program to Start Monday Sep 9 – Merrill Courier – August 30 2019

After the Bell Program to Start Monday Sep 9 – Merrill Foto News – August 28 2019

Knights of Columbus Donate to After the Bell Program – Merrill Courier – January 25 2019

Thanksgiving Service Project – Merrill Courier – November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Service Project – Merrill Foto News – November 21, 2018

Optimist Club donates to the After the Bell program – Merrill Courier – October 26 2018

Optimist Club donates to the After the Bell program – Merrill Foto News – October 24 2018

After the Bell program underway for 2018-19 school year – Merrill Foto News – September 19 2018

After the Bell program underway for 2018-19 school year – County Courier – September 14 2018

After the Bell program to start Monday, Sept 10 – Merrill Courier – August 31 2018

After the Bell program to start Monday, Sept. 10 – Merrill Foto News – August 29 2018

Recent donations to the After the Bell program – County Courier – March 9 2018

O’ Tannenbaum donation – Merrill Courier – February 9 2018

Optimists donate to the After the Bell program – County Courier – November 10 2017

Local support makes After the Bell program possible – Foto News – November 8 2017

Local support makes After the Bell program possible – County Courier – October 13 2017

Merrill’s After the Bell program to start Sept. 11 – Merrill Focus – September 8 2017

After the Bell program to start Monday, Sept. 11 – Merrill Foto News – September 6 2017

After the Bell program to start Monday, Sept. 11 – Merrill Courier – September 1 2017

Knights of Columbus Donate to ATB – Merrill Foto News – July 5 2017

Knights of Columbus Donate to ATB – Merrill Courier – June 30 2017

Help for After the Bell – Merril Focus – February 10 2017

Church Mutual Christmas Is Committee Donates to After the Bell – Merrill Foto News – January 25 2017

Church Mutual Christmas Is Committee Donates to After the Bell – Merrill Courier – January 20 2017

Impact of After School Programs:

School’s Out! Out-of-School Time Key to Children’s Success – Wiskids Policy Brief Fall 2006

More than Fun & Games – WisKids Count Issue Brief Summer 2008

Wisconsin 4-H Afterschool Program Impact Report (January 2011)

 

 

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