Ensuring A Brighter Future. Available for ages 6 weeks through 5 years
The YMCA’s Before and AfterSchool Program serves school age children 5-12 years old in over 50 branch and school locations throughout Rochester, New York. Many programs take place in schools, providing an ideal situation for parent pickup and school day transitions. Busing and financial aid are available and DSS is accepted. Our program aligns with the school day and supports growth in literacy, math, and science. The Y’s innovative Before and AfterSchool Program follows the Nine Core Components curriculum centered around global learning, leadership development, 21st century skills, media, and technology.
At the YMCA of Greater Rochester, our innovative before and afterschool programs are centered around nine research-based core components.
TUTORING AND MENTORING
Students have the opportunity to work one-on-
one or in small group settings to hone their skills
in math, literacy and STEAM (science, technology,
engineering, arts, and math) skills. Opportunities
to explore peer-to-peer and youth-to-adult
mentoring are also available.
COLLEGE AND CAREER EXPLORATION
We know that it is vitally important for youth
of all ages to explore the interests and talents
that allow them to be successful. Youth in our
programs interact with college and university
volunteers and interns; plan for the future; and
attend local events at colleges and universities.
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
Youth learn how to be 21st century citizens
through group work; conflict resolution; life and
career skills; learning and innovation skills; and
information, media, and technology skills.
Whether they are participating in a canned food
drive or cleaning up their communities, youth in
our programs have the opportunity to “give back.”
They participate in ongoing projects to create
positive, lasting change. Youth explore local
community resources including local libraries,
museums, planetariums, nature centers, and
Youth explore drama, photography, drawing,
painting, music, and creative writing through a
variety of approaches and materials. By valuing
process over product, youth in our programs learn
about problem-solving and creative risk-taking in
Youth in our programs have the opportunity to be
leaders at the Y and in their community. Writing,
speaking, presentation, and conflict resolution
skills are developed.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Youth enjoy at least 30 minutes of moderate
to vigorous physical activity daily through the
Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)
curriculum and participation in sports. Youth also
enjoy a healthy snack and learn the importance of
Through interaction with international foods and
music and studies of foreign language and culture,
our programs create global citizens. Youth in our
programs learn to value all perspectives.
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Parent newsletters and
family art and cooking
events ensure that we
regularly invite parents
into our programs.
Before and AfterSchool Program Registration Forms
Please select your school district below.
Lewis Street Child Care Center