Why Hoops and Homework?

  Hoops and Homework offers academic and enrichment services to children residing around the Beaver and Waverly Street areas. We strive to ensure a safe and fun learning environment for all of our students.

  Each afternoon begins with "study time": completing written school assignments that may be due the next day, and if time allows children may play a math game, work on a challenge, or read.

  There's always a healthy snack or two! 

  Many afternoons have an enrichment program: yoga and mindfulness; science instruction from Broadmoor Audubon; and violin instruction from the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest.

Volunteers from Babson College work with the children weekly, with homework tutoring as well as playing games. Our wonderful volunteers also help children with written assignments, read to children, as well as lead crafts projects and play games!

  The children are encouraged to follow our basic rules to ensure that goal:










  • Be kind and respectful.
  • Include! Don't exclude!
  • Take care of your stuff and the center's stuff.
  • Be aware of personal space.
  • Be safe!

I am very grateful that they reopened the Pusan Road after school program. The staff are wonderful, nice and kind in helping the kids complete their homework.  They have the kids read books for 30 minutes or more each day. We need more programs like this for our kids. Thank you very much to Herb Chasan for making this happen.


Sincerely, Betsy D., Carlson Road Parent

 Yoga instruction at Interfaith Terrace

Reading at the Pusan Rd. site

DOES PARTICIPATION IN AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

YES! Children and youth who participate in after-school programs achieve positive benefits in the following ways:

  • academic achievement
  • social and emotional development
  • prevention of risky behaviors
  • health and wellness benefits

Chess at Interfaith Terrace

  If any of our rules are broken, the children are encouraged to complete a "Stop and Think" form with one of our staff members.