After School Program

Children wearing helmets ride derby carts

The Las Cruces Youth Services Section Afterschool Program was designed to provide an affordable, quality after school program for children during the regular school year. 

The program helps children develop their social, academic, and physical skills in a safe and caring environment. The three major components of the program are recreational, nutritional, and educational with all three given the same importance. 


The Program runs concurrent with the Las Cruces Public School Calendar and serves over 300 school-age kids. Program staffing uses a 15 to 1 ratio, and are professional, motivated, and positive role-models for the children.


The program is available to children kindergarten through grade 5 and the cost per semester is $400, or four payments of $100. 

If full payment is made by Thursday, August 8, 2019, the participant will receive a 10% reduction in cost for fall semester session.

Program Hours &  Locations

Program hours are Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. during Las Cruces Public School school days (full days only).

The After School Program is offered at the following locations:

  • Alameda Elementary
    1325 N Alameda Boulevard
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
  • Cesar Chavez/Sunrise Elementary
    5250 Holman Road
    Las Cruces, NM 88012
  • Fairacres Elementary
    4501 West Picacho Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM 88007
  • Mesilla Park Elementary
    955 W Union
    Las Cruces, NM 88005
  • Hermosa Heights Elementary
    1655 E Amador Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
  • Highland Elementary
    4201 Emerald Street
    Las Cruces, NM 88012
  • Monte Vista Elementary
    4915 Peachtree Hills Road
    Las Cruces, NM 88012