Youth Services

Closed until further notice due to precautionary measures tied to the COVID-19 virus. Please follow the directives from the Bridgeport Public School system.

About Lighthouse

Students are given a light supper. The Lighthouse Program assists students with homework (45 minutes mandatory) and offers a variety of activities for the children including: Arts & Crafts, Soccer, Chess, and Dance/Music. Other activities include Tennis Training which culminates with a Tennis Tournament, under the direction of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Lacrosse, Ice Skating (Wonderland of Ice), Ballroom Dancing (highlighted with an end of year show at Klein Memorial Auditorium), Swimming and Family Literacy Nights.

During Family Literacy Nights activities include Spelling Bees, “Turkey Bingo” (turkeys, plants and candy bars are given as prizes), Line Dancing, Father and Daughter dances, Mother and Son dances, Emergency Care Classes, and International Night, where the children dance and sing for their parents. Each Family Literacy Night ends with a hearty meal for the families, accompanied with music … such a wonderful way to end the night.

Applications can be obtained at each site (see list below). Please bring a copy of your latest income tax return (1040) listing dependent child/children and a $25 non-refundable deposit (bank check or money orders accepted). NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS PLEASE.

If unable to provide proof of household income, the maximum fee will apply.

FAQs

  • Blackham, Black Rock, Cesar Batalla, Curiale, Discovery, Geraldine Johnson, Hallen, Jettie S. Tisdale, John Winthrop and Roosevelt schools.

  • The program begins on the first day of school and ends on the first Friday in June. Hours of operation – starts at end of school day (2:30 or 3:15 pm – varies at each school) and ends at 5:30 pm, unless signed up for 6 pm late pickup at an additional cost.

  • Fee is based on family size/income. A late fee of $5 is charged for every 15 minutes beyond pickup time.

  • No, it is parent’s responsibility to get child to a different program, if they don’t want child to remain in the after school program offered at their day school.

  • There is a 45-minute mandated homework session on their schedule, however, student is not required to complete homework assignments.

Lighthouse Program Sites

Blackham

425 Thorme Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
203-275-4118
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Black Rock

545 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-275-3872
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Cesar Batalla

606 Howard Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-579-8500
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Curiale

300 Laurel Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-8437
No morning program

Discovery Magnet

4510 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606
203-275-1801
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Geraldine Johnson

475 Lexington Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-275-2501
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Hallen

68 Omega Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606
203-275-3783
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Jettie S. Tisdale

250 Hollister Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06607
203-275-2010
No morning program

John Winthrop

85 Eckart Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
203-275-3000
Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

Roosevelt

680 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-275-2102
No morning program

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