If you are looking for a free, creative after-school activity for your child, The Gettysburg Community Theatre may have just what you're looking for.

Starting Sept. 5, Gettysburg Community Theatre will host a free after-school program Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. for students in first through eighth grades.

"Kids need a safe, supervised place to go after school," said Chad-Alan Carr, the theater's founding executive and artistic director, in a news release.

Carr hopes this program will help parents rest easy while they finish their work day, knowing their children are doing something productive rather than lounging on the couch in front of the TV.

"Theatre changed my life. It gave me something to look forward to after school and something to strive to keep my grades up," Carr said in the release.

This program will give students a place to read, relax, play games, learn about theater and even do homework with the help of an instructor.

To support the after-school program, donations can be made to Gettysburg Community Theatre's Taylor Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps enrich students' lives through musical theater.

To sign your child up for the after-school program, email Carr at For more information visit

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