"Access to Opportunities" After School Program Resources

Our community has numerous resources filling many needs! Check out some below!

Support the “Access to Opportunities” After School initiative through in-kind donations!

  • Exercise balls
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Age-appropriate books (K-4th)
  • Bookends for shelves
  • Colored markers
  • Whiteboard cleaner/erasers
  • Children watercolors
  • Coloring books
  • Adhesive tape
  • Masking tape
  • Glitter glue
  • White school glue
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Damage-free hanging strips

Mollie Divet

Assistant Education Director, Access to Opportunities After School Program

With a passion for equipping individuals, Mollie assists in ensuring Emerald is providing the best resources available to the community. She finds it extremely important that all members of the community are aware of the resources available to them and to have an outlet through which they are able to more easily access these resources.

Mollie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millersville University and has worked in the human services field supporting adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities as well as mental health diagnoses. Her main emphasis at Emerald is the Access to Opportunities After-School Program.

Bob Houghton

Education Director, Access to Opportunities After School Program

As the Education Director for the Access to Opportunities After-School Program, Bob is charged with ensuring the Access to Opportunities is as effective as it can be. Both Bob and this program are dedicated to providing low-income students with the tools needed to not just survive school, but thrive.

Bob retired from 35 years in public education which included 11 years teaching of social studies in the Eastern York and Penn Manor School District and 24 years as a school administrator. Those 24 years included serving as an assistant middle school and high school principal in the Penn Manor School District and 19 years as the principal at Conestoga Valley Middle School.

Hilary Reichler

Facilitator, Access to Opportunities After School Program

Her passion for the community brought Hilary to Emerald in a volunteer capacity, where she immediately fell in love with the program, its vision, and the children it serves. When the opportunity arose to become a more permanent fixture in the program, Hilary jumped on it.

Her goals while working with kids throughout the school year, are to encourage them to be the incredible humans that they already are. Some of the activities that Hilary facilitates are yoga practices, physical games and activities, mindful minutes, and a girls-only empowerment group. Hilary wholeheartedly believes that these children truly are the future of our community and is excited to support them in any way possible.

Alexis Rittenhouse

Program Facilitator, Access to Opportunities After School Program

Currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in psychology, Alexis uses her communication and insightful people skills as the Program Facilitator, working with all program participants. She loves helping to create a safe and enjoyable environment for children to be a part of.

Alexis has experience working with elderly and physically disabled individuals, in a group home setting as well as an in-home setting. She is so passionate about Emerald’s program and making it successful, which drives her each and every day. Alexis is proud to be a part of programs that help students grow educationally, socially, and individually.

Our after school program runs during the school year on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00pm. We follow the Manheim Township calendar for any closures or delays.

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