AMARILLO, TX - The Maverick Boys and Girls Club of Amarillo is now one of the only after school programs available to students at Canyon ISD, and the organization is struggling to keep up with the demand of students.
Two after school programs, Campfire and CASP, stopped functioning earlier this year, which is why Maverick is taking over.
In just two days, 500 children are enrolled and more than 170 are on a waiting list. This is leaving some parents scrambling to make other arrangements.
Maverick Executive Director Kimber Daniel said the club is in desperate need of more employees. "We have a desperate need for part-time youth development workers. Those kids, or students or adults would work from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. everyday in our after school program. It pays well. It pays $8 an hour and after they are there for a semester there is an option for a raise if they do well."
Maverick hopes to hire 20 more employees. For every new staff member, they can accept 10 more children into their after school program.