Fort Dodge Resources


Athletics for Education and Success (AFES)

Athletics for Education and Success (AFES) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to help the youth and families of Fort Dodge and Webster County by providing hope and motivation for them. We aim to do this by any means necessary, giving the youth and parents the power to decide what they need, want and what may help them be successful. We offer our youth after-school programs, sports teams, mentoring groups, drum line groups, educational and cultural opportunities and much more. In addition to providing exceptional programming, we provide our youth with a sense of belonging and the determination to succeed.

Categories :   After-School Programs, Child Care Services & Resources, Food Pantries, Recreation, Youth Activities, Youth Services

Phone Number :   515.955.2969

Address :   712 3rd St NW, Fort Dodge (Former Hillcrest Elementary School)

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Contact Person :   Charles Clayton

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Services :   Achieving Maximum Potential, After-School Program, Care For Children With Special Needs, Clothing Assistance, Crisis Childcare, Dropout Prevention, Food and Nutrition Education, Food Assistance, Food Pantry, Leadership Skills, Mentoring

Community Early Childhood Center

Community Early Childhood Center is dedicated to offering services that build youth in the community. They offer childcare and early learning opportunities for infants through 12 years including after-school education, positive youth support, children’s homelessness and youth enrichment. Their after-school program provides children with a safe, consistent and positive learning environment where they encourage the development of new friendships, a sense of belonging, positive staff interactions and hands-on activities including arts and crafts, outdoor recreation and music as they discover more about the world around them.

Categories :   After-School Programs, Child Care Services & Resources

Phone Number :   515.573.5461

Address :   1315 S 24th St, Fort Dodge

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Services :   After-School Program, Care For Children With Special Needs, Education, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

Dodger Academy

Dodger Academy provides a safe after school program for Fort Dodge Elementary students supporting working families, emphasizing improvement of reading and math skills and encouraging student success.

Categories :   After-School Programs, Youth Activities

Phone Number :   515.574.5863

Address :   515.574.5863

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Contact Person :   Erin Brookshire

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Services :   After-School Program, Education

Faiferlick Martial Arts After School Program

We are now accepting new After School students! (Ages 5-12) If you are a parent who wants your child to have tons of FUN, and to stay healthy and active, then keep reading about how you can save your child's spot in the #1 After School Camp in Fort Dodge.

We are not a daycare, county park, or babysitter. We are much better! From the moment you join our After School camp, you and your child will feel welcome because our students are like family! We focus on your child’s success in School, Sports, and Life! When other After School camps in the area simply “babysit” their students all day... We will empower and inspire your child to be his/her BEST!

We only hire the BEST coaches and they truly care about your child’s success! Our After School is operated by trusted coaches who have years of experience and who have all passed a strict level-2 background check! (The same background check required to be a School Teacher in Fort Dodge.)

It’s EASY to join our After School family! Simply fill out one of the forms on this page and we will contact you asap! This camp will sell out quickly, so don’t wait! Join today!

If you have any questions, please call or text us right now! Our office hours are from 9am-6pm Monday thru Friday. Our phone number is: (515) 570-7532. A member of our team is happy to chat with you right now!

Categories :   After-School Programs

Phone Number :   (515) 570-7532

Address :   567 South 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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SEAS St. Edmond’s After School Program

The St. Edmond After School Program began in November of 2011. It came into existence because of the many requests for additional educational opportunities for our students by parents. The program has continually shown growth and will offer our students the opportunity for a caring and safe environment for children while helping our parents with the never ending challenges they face in their roles in the working world. The program is run by educator Gini Chizek, who has had many years experience in education. We hope you will check out the information provided in the link below and explore the St. Edmond After School Program. It is an excellent way to engage your child and give them the extra boost they may need in education and a great alternative for your after-school daycare. Give our elementary office a call with any questions you may have at 576-5182

Categories :   After-School Programs, Child Care Services & Resources

Phone Number :   515-576-5182

Address :   2220 4th Ave N, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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Contact Person :   Gini Chizek