Kids spend their after school time at the Y involved in activities that help them make healthy choices, discover new talents and learn outside of the classroom. Combining play with academics means kids spend less time watching TV and more time connecting with positive role models.
The Y’s School-Age Enrichment Program fills gaps in school by offering enrichment through arts, music, physical education, sports and nutrition.
YMCA character values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility help kids discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through new skills and positive role models, better health and educational achievement, kids are confident today and will become contributing adults tomorrow.
Structured activities include science, group projects, environmental awareness, arts and crafts, games, sports components, field trips, and more. Children also have time to tackle homework with the help of well-trained Y staff who know how to challenge and listen to them.
The Y is also a site-based mentoring location for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister. Ask your Program Director for more information.
A healthy breakfast and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.
Now enrolling school age children at 12 locations throughout Erie County. Y programs carry Keystone STARS quality – which holds our programs to the highest standards. Plus, there’s financial assistance available.
Meet our staff and our kids by appointment.