We understand the importance of providing children with a balance of academically rich activities as well as an enhanced focus on overall physical well-being. We work side-by-side with industry experts, and your district to design experiences that help your child learn, grow and thrive.
We utilize the latest research and trends from sources such as our partners the Harvard School of Public Health and University of Massachusetts at Boston, just to name a few, in the effort to increase physical activity, decrease screen time and provide a positive environment that encourages children to enjoy healthy foods.
The YMCA is participating in groundbreaking and innovative pilot projects addressing the Achievement Gap, Childhood Obesity, STEM programming and Literacy. Our communities are at the heart of our operations and we strive to produce and sustain programming that meets the unique individual needs of each community we serve.
Our Balanced After School Care Approach
- Fun & Fitness: By tapping into the unique resources only available at an organization like the Y, we incorporate physical activities and nutrition education into our after school care curriculum.
- Academic Support and Enrichment: Our After School Curriculum Specialists have spent years in the classroom as educators and partner with our local districts to expose your child to some of today’s most popular disciplines such as: robotics, drama/film production and sports enrichment.
- Dedicated Homework Time: At the request of our parents and benefit of participants, we offer a quiet place and time where your child can complete their homework and receive help if needed by one of our Site Counselors.