The Y serves thousands of kids in dozens of quality afterschool programs throughout the city. The Y After School program at PS 54 in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, offered at low or no cost to parents, provides kids with a safe, supportive, and educational environment.

When children enter the Y Afterschool program, a whole other world of imagination and growth opens up to them. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, get assistance with their homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with each other, and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence.

Our curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children. The program runs every regular school day, from 3 PM to 6 PM, in a supervised and structured environment, providing a safe after school alternative for children. The staff-to-student ratio is 1:10 and the site capacity can range from 24 to as many as 500 children.

Y After School is offered at low or no cost to parents, thanks to generous support from the NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, federal grants through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, The After-School Corporation, leading corporations, foundations, individual donors and the Y's Annual Campaign.

Our Y After School program at PS 54 promotes social and emotional learning and academic support. The curriculum consists of a variety of academic, recreational and values-based, hands-on activities, focusing on literacy, reading and writing.

For more information about how you can enroll your child in a Y After School program, contact us.