In the YMCA After School 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.
- 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.