The YMCA of Greater Houston After School programs are more than child care. They offer a path with a purpose. Students engage in a variety of structured activities that promote positive social interactions, indoor and outdoor play and reinforce academic learning concepts, as well as lessons in empathy, inclusion and service learning.
The program incorporates academic enrichment as well as recreational enrichment clubs based on students’ interest. All activities follow a YMCA activity lesson plan and/or evidenced-based curriculum. Clubs are intended to be age appropriate and engage students across a variety of subject areas while incorporating academic and social learning concepts through fun hands-on activities. Additional clubs can be developed based on students’ interest and campus request.
During the Y After school program, students participate in a balanced program of play and structured activities. The day consists of a healthy snack, homework time and assistance, academic enrichment, physical play, and activity centers. The academic enrichment hour is focused on five subject areas: STEM, literacy, arts, wellness, and character leadership.