Stanton is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm. (However, there may be pre-scheduled events held during afterhours in which the facility is open.)
DAFINA “Young Ladies Destined for Greatness” Age 11-15 (girls)
DAFINA is Swahili for valuable or precious. DAFINA enriches young ladies holistically by focusing on their mind, body and spirit. This program helps young women realize their potential by teaching them decision making skills, health education, relationship building, study skills, test taking skills, personal appearance, and etiquette. The importance of education and various other topics that pertain to their development and overall well-being is also covered. DAFINA participants experience workshops, enrichment activities and field trips.
Tuesdays, 5-6:30 pm
Friday Night Out Age 5-17
Fun, friends, field trips – these are Friday nights that the kids look forward to! A Friday Night Out trip may be educational, amusement, athletics/sports, cultural and/or social. This program exposes children to various experiences that they may otherwise not experience. Positive social skills, such as interpersonal and communication skills, are emphasized. Permission slips required; some extra fees apply. Program is led by Lassie Belt and Paulette Carroll.
Fridays, 6-8 pm
Get Smart Club
This volunteer-based program is in partnership with St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Annapolis. The Get Smart Club helps to strengthen the academic skills of elementary, middle and high school students. All students receive homework assistance and school project assistance. Low-performing students receive tutoring in math and reading and they also have access to 12 online computers. The program ends with a Get Smart Club Banquet to recognize students for their in-school honor roll and perfect attendance accomplishments and for their after school Homework Club accomplishments. Additionally, the Smart Board and the IXL mathematical interactive website are used to give students practice sessions in language arts and math.
Mondays-Thursday, 3-6 pm
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Grades K-5
The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland want every interested girl to participate in and benefit from Girl Scouts – activities designed to empower girls! Girls who are similar in age meet at the Stanton Community Center to work on badges, plan activities, develop community service projects and have fun with each other. Enroll your future leader now! For more information, contact Paulette Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Teen Development Skills Age 13-15
Program is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm. For more information, contact Paulette Carroll at email@example.com.
- Woodworking The woodworking “shop” class introduces teens to the art of woodcraft! Students learn about the safe use of hand tools and woodworking machinery. Participants expand their knowledge and experience by educational lessons, learning woodworking vocabulary and creating various types of projects.
- Art Painting, drawing, crafting and more! Use your imagination to create unique artwork among friends.
- Cooking Learn how to plan and prepare small, healthy meals. Plus, how to bake sweet treats such as cookies and cupcakes!
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Youth Open Gym This drop-in program gives elementary and middle school students the opportunity to play recreational basketball, tabletop games and enjoy arts and crafts.
Mon-Thu, 5-6:30 pm
Adult Open Gym This drop-in program provides adults and high school students an opportunity to play recreational basketball in their leisure time. Attendees must sign in.
Mon-Thu, 6:30-8 pm and Sat/Sun, 1-5 pm
Computer Lab City residents can access free of charge. Volunteers are needed in the computer lab. If you are interested, please email Chris Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rentals Residents and non-profit organizations interested in renting space at SCC should apply 2 weeks before the event date. For details, contact Leanna Braun at email@example.com. Please review the rental policies.
Service Providers located at Stanton:
- Adult Basic Skills Class (GED prep) Call 410.777.1823. Offered by Anne Arundel Community College. Held Saturdays 9 am - 1pm. Please call for an assessment. For more information, visit www.aacc.edu or go to https://www.facebook.com/aaccabs. – this class is also offered at PMRC.
- Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation Call 410.349.5013. AAWDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides innovative, high quality workforce development services to Anne Arundel County businesses and citizens.
- Counseling Services Call 410.626.1800. Individual, group and family counseling daily from 10 am to 6 pm. After 6 pm, by appointment only. Provides services for crisis intervention, tutoring, substance abuse and mental health assessment for youth and adults. Offered through a partnership of Arundel Lodge and the Community Action Agency.
- We Care and Friends Call 410.263.2874. Offering services for homeless and others who need additional assistance, help children who are at risk, and those who have a substance abuse problem. Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm.