Kids involved in the YMCA Kids Club in the John Horan Garden Apartments or Erie Heights join YMCA staff daily for educational, recreational, cultural and relational activities. Children learn positive behaviors and character values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They explore their unique talents and abilities – helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing adults tomorrow. Activities include organized sports, daily academic tutoring, educational activities, creative expression/art/music/theater, and a wide variety of recreational recreational choices including use of the downtown YMCA pool and gym. The YMCA partners with LECOM, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts, GECAC, and Penn State Cooperative Extension (4H Club), to provide additional programs for youth.
Program includes field trips, afternoon snack and evening dinner. Program is open daily after school for children 6-18.
The programs operate Monday through Friday, from 3-9 p.m., and from noon to 4 p.m., on Saturday. Summer hours are from June 13 through August 26th, Monday through Friday, 1-9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 6p.m.
YMCA Kids Clubs are funded by the Housing Authority of the City of Erie.