CHAMPS is an after-school program that the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) offers in partnership with United Way Niagara and The RAFT. The CHAMPS program specifically runs as an instructional component to United Way’s After School Matters program. The After School Matters program was created to support children during the after-school hours (3:00 – 6:00pm) when children are most vulnerable. The program takes place in Niagara Regional Housing cooperative neighbourhoods throughout the region. The children are able to drop in and out of the program as they wish and are also provided with an after school snack. Many of the children who attend these programs come from low socio-economic status families and benefit greatly from the extra support that this program offers.

The CHAMPS program specifically intends to provide homework assistance and an extra learning experience for the children. CHAMPS activities/lessons are created and implemented with the goal of teaching the children a new skill, assisting them with their educational learning and/or supporting them through practicing life skills. These new learning activities or targeted skills fall under the following themes: fine motor, gross motor, literacy, social skills, mindfulness, emotional regulation, recreation, social regulation, math, science, collaboration, self-advocacy and/or coping skills. Examples of activities may include crafts, board games, teamwork/collaborative activities, recreational activities, card games, science experiments, etc. 

For more information on the CHAMPS program, contact Program Coordinator, Taylor Lloyd | tlloyd@LDANiagara.org

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