SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

Registration Opens Every May

St. Mark Youth Enrichment offers quality educational programs that engage students through social-emotional learning, homework help, literacy activities, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) enrichment, physical literacy and much more. Students will also receive a healthy snack during after school program.

dYERSVILLE

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PEOSTA & SETON CATHOLIC

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ST. MARK HEROES SUMMER ACADEMY

JUNE - JULY | Registration Opens Every March

An energetic summer program centered on building better learners, readers, kids and heroes. Program includes field trips in conjunction with literacy, STEAM and various Social-Emotional quality learning curriculums.

WESTERN DUBUQUE

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Supporting Our St. Mark Family

Ways to stay connected & more

Family Engagement

Events

Held throughout the school year, these events offer our families an opportunity to connect with each other, our team, and community partners, while sharing a meal and participating in activities, field trips, and sponsored events. Building community and sharing helpful tips and resources for parents to promote education in the home is a key indicator of student success.

Community

Initiatives

St. Mark Youth Enrichment leads a variety of community initiatives, including "Apples for Students" through which we provide school supplies to more than 1,600 area students; and the Sponsor Angels program through which we provide warm winter clothing to students in need. 


Resources & Links


Recent Updates

  • Upcoming Program Closure Dates

    St. Mark programs will NOT be offered the week of December 20th. Programs will resume January 3rd, as normal.

  • Today is Lights On Afterschool Day

    Today, on Lights On Afterschool Day, I wanted to take a moment to tell you just how incredible you are and to thank you for the impact you create by being a part of our St. Mark family. Today is a national day hosted by the Afterschool Alliance that shines a spotlight on the importance of afterschool programs like ours. Now more than ever, afterschool programs like ours are rising to the moment to keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic—and Lights On Afterschool shines a national spotlight on their impact!   Did you know that in America today, 7.6 million children are alone and unsupervised after school? While after school time has looked different over the past few years, we never closed our hearts on our families and kids when they needed us most and neither did you. Today we join the Afterschool Alliance and others through out the country in celebration of this essential resource to kids everywhere.  While our celebration looks a little different today than in past years, we’re highlighting this day by sharing stories all day long on our Facebook page that highlight our families, our kids, and the important work you make possible. If you’d like to see the impact you create, you can visit us on Facebook or watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWJdJVNE-c&list=PLn2097hItQgA_cJe_DWXN6rzDTERSYD4v. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWJdJVNE-c&list=PLn2097hItQgA_cJe_DWXN6rzDTERSYD4v Thank you for being a part of our St. Mark family and for keeping the Lights On Afterschool! Sincerely, Beth McGorry Director of Donor Relations P.S. We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to the Afterschool Alliance for hosting this event and for raising afterschool awareness, and the City of Dubuque, the City of Dyersville, and Dubuque County for proclaiming today as Lights On Afterschool Day. To read the proclamations, visit https://stmarkyouthenrichment.org/keeping-the-lights-on-after-school-proclamations/.

  • Keeping the Lights On After School: Proclamations

    DUBUQUE COUNTY Keeping the Lights On After School: A Proclamation WHEREAS, the citizens of Dubuque County stand firmly committed to quality afterschool programs and opportunities because they: Provide safe, challenging, and engaging learning experiences that help children develop social, emotional, physical and academic skills.Support working families by ensuring their children are safe and productive after the regular school day ends.Build stronger communities by involving students, parents, business leaders and adult volunteers in the lives of young people, thereby promoting positive relationships among youth, families and adults.Engage families, schools and community partners in advancing the welfare of our children. WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, afterschool programs have risen to the moment to support youth, and are critical supports to help youth recover from this challenging time and address their academic, social, and emotional needs. Afterschool programs provide engaging, hands-on learning and opportunities to connect with caring adults and peers. During the pandemic, programs have innovated to provide remote learning support, virtual programming, care for children of essential workers, meal support, wellness check-ins, and more. Today, programs are supporting young people and families as they navigate the return to school and will continue to innovate to meet ever-changing needs. WHEREAS, St. Mark Youth Enrichment has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education and well-being of our youth, grounded in the principle that quality afterschool programs are key to helping our children become successful adults.WHEREAS, Lights On Afterschool, the national celebration of afterschool programs held this year on October 28th, promotes the importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of children, families and communities.WHEREAS, more than 28 million children in the U.S. have parents who work outside the home, and 15.1 million children have no place to go after school.WHEREAS, many afterschool programs across the country are facing funding shortfalls so severe that they are being forced to close their doors and turn off their lights. WHEREAS, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors is committed to investing in the health and safety of all young people by providing expanded learning opportunities that will help close the achievement gap and prepare young people to compete in the global economy. THEREFORE, the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors, Iowa, do hereby proclaim October 28th, 2021, as  “Lights On Afterschool Day” In Dubuque County, Iowa and asking all citizens to enthusiastically endorse Lights On Afterschool and commit our community to engage in innovative afterschool programs and activities that ensure the lights stay on and the doors stay open for all children after school. CITY OF DUBUQUE Keeping the Lights On After School: A Proclamation WHEREAS, the citizens of Dubuque stand firmly committed to quality afterschool programs and opportunities because they: Provide safe, challenging, and engaging learning experiences that help children develop social, emotional, physical and academic skills.Support working families by ensuring their children are safe and productive after the regular school day ends.Build stronger communities by involving students, parents, business leaders and adult volunteers in the lives of young people, thereby promoting positive relationships among youth, families and adults.Engage families, schools and community partners in advancing the welfare of our children. WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, afterschool programs have risen to the moment to support youth, and are critical supports to help youth recover from this challenging time and address their academic, social, and emotional needs. Afterschool programs provide engaging, hands-on learning and opportunities to connect with caring adults and peers. During the pandemic, programs have innovated to provide remote learning support, virtual programming, care for children of essential workers, meal support, wellness check-ins, and more. Today, programs are supporting young people and families as they navigate the return to school and will continue to innovate to meet ever-changing needs. WHEREAS, St. Mark Youth Enrichment has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education and well-being of our youth, grounded in the principle that quality afterschool programs are key to helping our children become successful adults.WHEREAS, Lights On Afterschool, the national celebration of afterschool programs held this year on October 24th, promotes the importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of children, families and communities.WHEREAS, more than 28 million children in the U.S. have parents who work outside the home, and 15.1 million children have no place to go after school.WHEREAS, many afterschool programs across the country are facing funding shortfalls so severe that they are being forced to close their doors and turn off their lights. WHEREAS, the City of Dubuque is committed to investing in the health and safety of all young people by providing expanded learning opportunities that will help close the achievement gap and prepare young people to compete in the global economy. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor Roy Buol do hereby proclaim October 28th, 2021, as “Lights On Afterschool Day”; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this mayor enthusiastically endorses Lights On Afterschool and commits our community to engage in innovative afterschool programs and activities that ensure the lights stay on and the doors stay open for all children after school. DYERSVILLE Keeping the Lights On After School: A Proclamation WHEREAS, the citizens of Dyersville stand firmly committed to quality afterschool programs and opportunities because they: Provide safe, challenging, and engaging learning experiences that help children develop social, emotional, physical and academic skills.Support working families by ensuring their children are safe and productive after the regular school day ends.Build stronger communities by involving students, parents, business leaders and adult volunteers in the lives of young people, thereby promoting positive relationships among youth, families and adults.Engage families, schools and community partners in advancing the welfare of our children. WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, afterschool programs have risen to the moment to support youth, and are critical supports to help youth recover from this challenging time and address their academic, social, and emotional needs. Afterschool programs provide engaging, hands-on learning and opportunities to connect with caring adults and peers. During the pandemic, programs have innovated to provide remote learning support, virtual programming, care for children of essential workers, meal support, wellness check-ins, and more. Today, programs are supporting young people and families as they navigate the return to school and will continue to …READ MORE

Staff

Resources

Before School Program

M-F: 7 a.m. until start of school at Audubon, Fulton, Marshall, and Dyersville.

Students in K-5th engage in homework help, technology, literacy activities, games, hands-on enrichment and more. Students can also participate in school breakfast program.

After School Program

M-F: after school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. at Audubon, Lincoln, Marshall, Dyersville, Peosta, & Seton Catholic

Students in K-5th engage in homework help, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts,and math) literacy activities, hands-on enrichment, field experiences, community service, and more.