YMCA After School Enrichment Program


In the YMCA After School Enrichment Program, kids engage in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning activities that engage critical thinking skills, are provided time to work on their homework with trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with peers and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth, and self-confidence. Kids also have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), a variety of literacy activities, healthy eating, and physical activities.


The YMCA offers an after school program for youth K - 5th grade. In this program kids get the opportunity to be with other friends, be involved with various clubs, physical activities, STEM programs, art and more! Our YMCA bus picks up students from Alcott, Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Watson school.

  • Few Spots Left! - only Alcott and Longfellow spots left
  • Date: 2024-25 School Year
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA
  • Grade: Kindergarten - 5th grade
  • Pick-up locations:
    Alcott, Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Watson
  • Hours: After School - 6:00 pm
  • Weekly Rates: Members $90  |  Non-members $115
  • Financial assistance is available. Apply here

We're excited to have an after school location at Adams Central Elementary! This program is only for Adams Central students making it easy and convenient for students to join our program! Have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe place after school and having fun!

  • Date: 2024-25 School Year
  • Location: Adams Central Elementary
  • Grade: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
  • Hours: After School - 6:00 pm
  • Price/Week: $65
  • Financial assistance is available. Apply here

The YMCA is excited to be hosting an after school program at Lincoln Elementary School with the help of the 21st Century Grant Program.

  • Dates: Coming Soon
  • Location: Lincoln Elementary School
  • Grade: Kindergarten - 5th grade
  • Hours: After School - 6:00 pm
  • Price: Free for all Lincoln School Students

In our after school program we offer many different clubs that the kids get to choose to participate in!


  • Wellness/Fitness Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Book Club
  • Sewing Club
  • Life Skills
  • Lego Club
  • STEM Club
  • Art Club
  • Bulletin Board Club
  • Dance Club
  • Pen Pals Club
  • Theme of the month activity
  • To be an after-school program that implements the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • To provide quality, safe and nurturing after-school programming that develops the whole child—mind, body, and spirit—leading to success in school, society, work and personal achievement.
  • That afterschool is the peak time for kids to commit crimes, become victims of crimes, and experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and sex.
  • Of kids age 6-11, only 42% get enough physical activity.
  • Students, who regularly participate in quality after-school programs make better decisions, improve work habits & grades, and have higher graduation rates
  • 88% of kids who regularly participate in quality after-school programs have better social skills.

Source: www.afterschoolalliance.org; www.summerlearning.org