club48 afterschool & out of school time program

Located in Boston’s South End, United South End Settlements’ afterschool and out of school time program, club48, provides your children with a high-quality after-school care experience.

We ensure the quality of our services through our state-of-the-art STEAM-driven curriculum. We develop your children into future innovators, collaborators, and leaders by incorporating the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through an arts lens. When your children are taught the STEM concepts in a creative environment, they’re more likely not only to understand – but also apply – STEM topics in their academic careers.

Group Leaders create and run STEAM lessons that inspire your children to become lifelong learners, while also providing homework assistance for a portion of every day. Our small class sizes help us provide your children with the individual care they need to thrive. To ensure your children’s education is maintained during the summer, students participate in activities designed to prevent academic decline.

Our afterschool program partners with local institutions to provide your children with new educational experiences. Representatives from the New England Aquarium lead lessons on biodiversity, how to run experiments, and the scientific method. Teaching artists from the Museum of Fine Arts provide your children with specialized lessons regarding various forms of art as well as notable artists through interactive projects. Northeastern University students from the Robots Club lead lessons on introductory coding and robotics.

USES’s afterschool program is dedicated to providing your children with a safe and inclusive environment. We go out of our way to make sure your children have healthy and nutritious food while respecting dietary concerns. To learn more about USES and our afterschool program policies please read the Parent & Guardian Handbook.

Programs & Activities

In our afterschool and out of school time program, your children participate in activities that incorporate or support:

STEAM driven education incorporates the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through an arts lens helps to prepare your children for the always changing future.

Social and emotional learning skills such as perseverance, teamwork, and problem-solving develop your children’s emotional development while providing a practical means to maneuver through conflict.

Homework support to help your children achieve scholarly success.

Literacy to support your children in developing the skills — and a love — for reading.

Performing arts activities to inspire your children to enact their imagination.

Process-based learning to stretch your children’s inquisitiveness through arts education.

Group projects to teach your children how to work collaboratively and form enriching relationships. 

Field trips to show your children what STEAM looks like in and around Boston.

These activities combine to provide a plethora of social, recreational, technological, and cultural opportunities. 

Our program proudly serves up to 60 children, from the ages of 5 to 12. During school days, the program operates from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. During school vacation days and during the summer, the program operates from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

For further information about enrollment and/or contract renewals, please contact Karen Liberatore, Interim Director of Camp Hale/Director of Program Administration, at kliberatore@uses.org or (617) 375-8173. For other questions about our club48 program, contact Kaiti Coffin, Director of Early Childhood Education and Out of School Time, at kcoffin@uses.org or (617) 375-8119. 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

The mission of United South End Settlements is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families.