First State offers a variety of after school and summer programs throughout Sussex County that give low-income youth a safe place to go while out of school...


Our programs provide a safe, engaging environment that motivates and inspires learning outside of the regular school day.  Our programs combine academics, enrichment, cultural and recreational activities to guide learning and engage children and youth in wholesome activities.


Activities are developed to meet the particular needs of the youth we serve.  First State partners with the local school districts that provide or refer certified teachers and formulates relationships the help close the achievement gap between children living in poverty and other children.