The Y serves thousands of kids in dozens of quality afterschool programs throughout the city.

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 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 program helps kids grow spirit, mind and body with a variety of activities that include:

  • Learning centers
  • Music & movement
  • Homework help
  • Recreation
  • Visual arts


Ridgewood YMCA Afterschool

Program Hours/ Days: The program operates Monday through Friday from 2:30-6:00 PM during the school year from September-June.

Grades: Open to K-5th grade only.  

School Pick-Up Info: Pickup is available from P.S. 88. If your child attends another school, please contact us for more information.

Program Fees: 5 days per week: $432/ month.

Financial Assistance is available.

To register: The enrollment period opens in August. Registration must be in-person at the Ridgewood YMCA branch.

Contact: For more information, please reach out to the Ridgewood YMCA branch at 212-912-2180.

Location: Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64th Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385. 212-912-2180.



Ridgewood YMCA at PS 71
62-85 Forest Ave, Queens, NY 11385)

The Ridgewood Y offers programs onsite for students who attend PS 71. Students must register for programs using the links below.

Homework Help & Learning through Activities (Grades K-5)
Students receive homework help and academic support 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.

The program runs monthly, Monday through Friday, from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The program staff will coordinate with the school during dismissal for transition to the program. Registration required. Fee-based. 

*Once you click the register button below and are in the registration portal, please check all boxes Monday - Friday. It is a five-day program only.


Learning Through Arts (Grades K-2/ Grades 3-5)
Whether your child is interested in drawing, painting, or a little bit of everything, we have a variety of mediums that will keep kids exploring. Registration required. Free to PS71 students.


Basketball Skills & Drills (Grades K-2/ Grades 3-5)
This class teaches youth the fundamentals of basketball including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship. Registration required. Free to PS71 students.



For more information and questions, please contact Heidy Lopez, Senior Program Director at or 347-949-3989 or Jason Perun, Program Director at or 646-939-7478.