Henderson Unit (835 W. Calhoun in Grant Beach Park) 417-869-4111



Henderson Unit

Henderson Unit is no longer accepting memberships  for School 2015-16


To get on the waiting list for the Henderson Unit please call       417-869-4111.

The Henderson Unit picks-up the following schools: Bissett, Bowerman, Boyd, Watkins, Weaver, St. Joseph, Williams, Pipkin, Reed, Central, Hillcrest. (If a line is through a school name that means our bus is full and we cannot add anymore kids at this time)

School Year Fees:

 $40 per child per semester; $80 per child for the School Year; registration fee is $5  per child (Covers  1 lanyard, & 1 club card)


Hours of Operation:


 School Year – Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.    

(Tuesday Nights We Close at 6:30 p.m. due to Staff Meetings)     School OUT Days – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.    

Here at the Henderson Unit, we are all dedicated and work well together to ensure our kids are going to gain in academic success, have good character & become great citizens in the community, as well as strive for healthy lifestyles. We are doing this by ensuring staff are using our “Formula for Impact”. Our Club is setting goals to ensure we offer the best Club environment by having a safe and positive atmosphere; ensuring the kids have fun; offer supportive relationships with parents, Club partners, volunteers, schools, and staff; give expectations and offer opportunities; and most of all, recognize our members. 

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We offer a wide range of special program here at the Henderson Unit. One of our newer programs to check out is our Triple Play Mental Health Program. If you are interested in your child or adolescent receiving brief counseling services either individually or in a group, see the front desk at the club for details.  We can introduce you to the Forest representative to answer any questions or concerns that you have.  Starting services only requires about 10 minutes of paperwork then your child or adolescent can be scheduled that day. Children and adolescents are usually seen weekly while they are at the club for the convenience of the family.


Another program we offer is our Mentoring Program. If you are looking for your child to have an one on one Mentor, then this is the program for you. We will pair your child with an adult mentor who will visit once week for an hour. This is a great opporunity for your child to have another positive role model in their lives. If you are interested please see the front desk.


Youth of the Month


Henderson June Youth of the Month


Staff of the Month for May 2015

Ms. Amber, Ms. Sarah, & Mr. Brandon

Kids of the Month for May 2015


May Members of the Month


Good Character and Citizenship-Nicolas Ware


Sports, Fitness, and Recreation-Amari Gray


The Arts-Megan Wall


Education, Technology, and Career-Christian Bamberry


Healthy Lifestyles-Jaxon Lockett




We use our vehicles to transport from Central, Hillcrest, Pipkin, Boyd, Watkins, Williams, Reed, Bowerman, Bissett, and St. Josephs.



Henderson Staff

Chris Gray-Unit Director Lauren Fitzpatrick-Program Director Mike Storey-Teen Director Jeremy Hiatt-Adminstrator Assistant Mary and Sara-Games Room Staff Reggie and Megan-Gym Staff Jessica-Art Coordinator Amber-Pre-Teen Center Coordinator  Briana-Music Center Coordinator Heather -Learning Center Coordinator Devent-Tech Lab Coordinator Kendall and Brandon  -Teen Room Staff Alisha-Americorp Sarah and Christine-Field trip Coordinators Antonia-Floater Regina-Head Cook Jacquline-Assistant Cook Danny-Kitchen Staff Mike R.-Building Maintenance and Bus Driver Phil-Bus Driver

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