​​Why PCK matters

PCK began when Marcy Rogers discovered that children had no where to go after school.  What began as a group of just a few is now a full scale program serving an average of 90 children a day, sometimes more.  90% of the children who attend are from low income or working poor families.

In Payson there is no Y program, nor any Boys and Girls Club.  There is only PCK as a year round program at no cost to those who attend.  

PCK is truly a place for children to belong.  MORE

Who we serve

Many children are from families that face a variety of challenges:  single parent homes, a parent in prison, living with relatives, living in the domestic violence shelter, or homelessness to name a few.

This makes the services PCK provides even more crucial.  PCK serves as a place where children develop friendships, feel safe, encounter adults who nurture and care about them and engage in interesting and fun activities.  It is a program that helps children meet expectations of treating others kindly and striving to make good decisions.  

Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters!

Back-to-School Backpack program is for children enrolled in the PCK program.  At Christmas the children enjoy a party and receive presents.  

After school


Summer activities

are offered during the month of June.  Children have reading and math activities, as well as recreational time.  Breakfast and lunch are served to the children.

Seasonal events









Our mission:  to promote the healthy growth and development of Payson children through an after school program.

Payson Community Kids

Help us continue to have a robust program that serves the children in Payson.  Make your tax credit donation today through PayPal or by check to PCK, PO Box 1856, Payson, AZ 85547.  Call for more information  928-478-7160.

Tax ID 03-0376861

213 S Colcord    

Payson, AZ 85541  

Mailing address: PO Box 1856  Payson, AZ 85547

pckprogram@gmail.com     928-478-7160    


  • 4H activities begin after spring break.  children ages 10-14 are eligible.  the focus is STEM activities.
  • The summer program begin June 1.  Details available mid-April.

NOTICE:     PCK will be closed as long as the Payson schools are closed.  However, if you need assistance with food or other items, call the office to see if PCK can help.  The office is open Monday-Friday 9am to 1pm.  Stay safe.

After school activities are the heart of PCK as it serves the children in the Payson community.  Activities include  

free play, dance, Love On A Leash, board games, organized outside games, just to mention a few. Children get a snack on arrival and dinner before going home.

​​​​​CLICK HERE for Tax Credit Information.

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