Afternoon Adventures is a free after school program that’s been on a mission to help children and the youth in Chilliwack, BC to play, learn and grow since 2011.
Provide free quality after-school programs in Chilliwack
Offer a safe, fun and positive environment for learning and care
Support students in the middle years and their families who can benefit from quality after
Provide students an alternative for a better use of time, acquisition of skills and
Offer weekly opportunities to develop intentional supportive relationships between students and caring adults
Give students opportunities to interact with positive community partners
Offer activities for basic life
Help better the Chilliwack community long-term
Supporting Families And Children
Fun, laughter and sometimes frustration are part of experiencing new
skills and techniques!
Changing Young Lives In Chilliwack
Back in 2011, City Life Church formed a partnership with Bernard Elementary to pilot a weekly after school program for marginalized, and disengaged students. The church provided the team and the funding, and the school provided the space and the students.
The program was a success, and quickly gained momentum. As waitlists started to grow, a second program day was offered at Bernard Elementary. With interest developing in the local community, we reached out to other local schools and churches. Soon, the partnership between the City Life Church and Bernard Elementary became a model which was developed and expanded across Chilliwack.
Since then Afternoon Adventures has been providing elementary and middle school students in Chilliwack with supportive adults in their lives, great role modelling, and a fun place to learn social skills and build community. A caring culture and meaningful relationships are at the heart of what we do.
These programs are made possible by committed volunteers, and the generosity of local churches. Afternoon Adventures is an outreach ministry of City Life Church partnered with Chilliwack area churches, and financially supported by Chilliwack Community Services.
Who We’re Proud To Partner With
Afternoon Adventures and Hang Out are made possible by the following
partners, and community volunteers.
This wouldn’t be possible without the support of Chilliwack Community Services.
How Our Partnerships Work
Partnering with the Afternoon Adventures program couldn’t be simpler.
Each church partners with a school, and commits to providing leadership, volunteers, and resources to run the program.
Both church and school sign agreements to provide transparency and accountability.
The church designates an Afternoon Adventures program leader, who works closely with our director, and a wider leadership network.
The after school programming is delivered by the church under the umbrella of City Life Church.
Community partners may come in to offer additional presentations and workshops to children, and training for volunteers.
Don’t just take our word for it, discover what people in the Chilliwack community
are saying about our after school programs.
An Award-Winning Afterschool Program
The BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association (BCPVPA) Partnership Awards recognise and honour organizations, groups, and individuals who have supported schools over an extended period of time.
In 2019 Jannette Loosdrecht won the award for launching and expanding Afternoon Adventures from one school to seven in the Chilliwack area. At the time, the program was helping more than 177 students and families with the support of 7 churches and over 125 volunteers.
Planned in collaboration with program leaders, facilitating church and school administrators,
these annual events are an optional extra for students and families who wish to take part.
News & Views From The Afternoon Adventures Program
Here you can find all the latest news and views from our Chilliwack after school programs. From student success stories, to people who support the program.
Eat, Drink, And Be Happy With Afternoon Adventures
Snack time is one of the highlights for the students in Afternoon Adventures. Sitting down with friends, eating together, laughing, and sharing stories.Read Blog