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Arrupe After-School Programs

Arrupe welcomes neighborhood kids for after-school programming Monday through Friday. High school students can use these links to sign up. Parents of children in grades 4-8 will find applications further down on this page.

I've participated in Arrupe since the 3rd grade. Being tutored by the high schoolers and having fun with them, I knew I wanted to be like them one day.

Eddie Rios-Idiaquez '20
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About Our Programs

The Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership offers eight after-school programs for neighborhood children in grades 4-8. All programs operate for a 7- or 8-week session and are led by high school volunteers, plus an adult moderator.

Programs include:

  • Arrupe Explorers – Junior high students will begin to prepare for high school and their career under the guidance of high school mentors in this year-long program. By exploring the city and topics like technology and education options, Arrupe Explorers emerge confident and ready for what’s next. Takes place on Thursdays.
  • Bigs & Littles – A year-long mentorship program for 5th- and 6th-grade students. Bigs & Littles matches a high school “Big” with a grade school “Little,” with weekly activities for mentoring and bonding. Takes place on Wednesdays.
  • Cat Pack – Sports and recreation are the name of the game at Cat Pack. A variety of sports games are taught and coached by high school volunteers, plus skills like sportsmanship, teamwork and integrity. Each season ends with a competition for the Arrupe Cup. Open to children in grades 5-8. Takes place on Mondays.
  • Homework Club – Neighborhood kids in grades 3-8 can receive tutoring and homework assistance after school through Homework Club. High school volunteers provide guidance, giving students a supportive learning environment. Takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (separate sessions).
  • Aquaponics - Youth learn about sustainable ecosystems in this new after-school program, which includes creating and caring for herbs grown in fish tanks, which the resident fish fertilize! Open to students in grades 4-8. Takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • LEGO Robotics - Computer programming, engineering, digital design and more are highlights of this popular program that involves LEGOs and robots! Through weekly challenges and even off-site competitions, participants get to play with robots, computers and more. Open to children in grades 5-8. Takes places on Thursdays.

How Do I Sign Up My Child?

Registration for neighborhood children in grades 4-8 will become available at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

After-school programs will take place at Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Ave.

  • Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership

    The community outreach arm of Saint Ignatius, Arrupe is the home to several after-school programs for neighborhood children and one of the city’s largest summer camps.

  • Christian Action Team

    C.A.T. is the umbrella service organization at Saint Ignatius and gathers weekly for all students to discuss and share about those whom they serve. Programs include Labre, Pallbearers, the Christmas Food Drive and more than a dozen others.

Arrupe Staff