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, for 3 hours, 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 30 to as many as 250 children.

Y Afterschool 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, NYC Council funding, ExpandEd, Empire, federal grants through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, leading corporations, foundations, individual donors, and the Y's Annual Campaign.

Y Afterschool programs are offered at dozens of sites throughout the city, most of which are New York City public elementary and middle schools, serving thousands of kids each year.



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