When school is in session, our after school program  provides a safe, fun, Christ-centered environment for elementary and middle school students. During the summer, our children enjoy special activities especially designed for warm weather. 


Our After School Program runs five days a week and is also open most teacher workdays. Through the week, we offer daily snacks and devotions. After mandatory homework time, we spend some time and energy on the playground. And, most importantly, students learn Bible verses each week. Fridays are special days! We finish out the week with a field trip. On Fridays, we enjoy bowling, skating, Dairy Queen and other fun activities. 

We pick up students from Bess Elementary School, Gardner-Park Elementary School, Hawk's Nest Elementary School, Lowell Elementary School, New Hope Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School, Sherwood Elementary School, Woodhill Elementary School, Piedmont Charter School, Cramerton Middle School and Grier Middle School. For more information, please contact After School Director
Janeen Silver.


Our Summer Program runs for eleven weeks.  We take daily field trips - we enjoy swimming twice a week, a trip to Tweetsie Railroad, Dan Nicholas Park, Kids Sense museum and many, many more activities.    Devotions are also a huge part of the program as we study the life of Jesus and his miracles and learn weekly memory verses.  

Janeen Silver

Director of the After School Program

Janeen Silver joined the staff at FPC as director of the after school and summer programs in 1998. Janeen was born and raised in Gaston County and still resides here. She is married to Jimmy Silver and has two beautiful daughters, Lacie and Brooke. 

Janeen has loved being a part of First Presbyterian Church because it has so many wonderful opportunities to offer.  She looks forward to working with the children in the programs and seeing them grow. 

After School Staff

Left to right: Mrs. Amy, Mrs. Shelley, Mrs. Debra, Mrs. Sierra, and Mrs. Janeen.