To empower and unite parents citywide, to meet the academic, social, cultural, creative and physical needs of children through parent-driven, extended-day programs that nurture and encourage responsible citizens.

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Join our OPMAD virtual Summer Program!

Hope you are staying well.  I would like to share with you our summer virtual programming.   Our theme this year is “our changing planet”.   I’m also happy to announce that we will once again partner with Spectrum in Motion Dance to offer virtual dance classes.

As always, thank you for all of your support!

Sharon Tripp

Executive Director


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Click on the links below and enjoy our OPMAD Summer Fun 2020!

OPMAD Summer Fun 2020!

Spectrum and Motion Warm UP!

Spectrum and Motion Dance!

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OPMAD is a grassroots organization started by parents

Started by parents of Hartford Public School children to broaden the experiences and interests of students and give them positive peer and adult role-models.


In 1992 a group of eight parents, who were running after-school programs in their children’s schools, met to discuss the issues they were facing. Some parents couldn’t find resources, some were concerned about the safety of the children in drop-in centers and all were frustrated by the lack of programs for elementary age children. Learn More

Featured Posts

The Supper Program

OPMAD works in partnership with HPS to offer hot and cold suppers to all OPMAD students each day. … [Read More...]

Summer Fun!

  The OPMAD Summer Program will be running Virtually for the 2020 year! Enjoy photos from our previous Summer … [Read More...]

Tax ID information!

Our Tax ID number is 06-1420323   … [Read More...]