Summer is coming to an end, and with the opening of school in mid-August, parents across Greenwood will be faced with an important question: What will my children be doing in their out of school time?
“Particularly in this challenging economy, we must do more to keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families in the hours after the school day ends and before parents return home from work.” America After 3PM: From Big Cities to Small Towns
For some parents, those hours cause stress and sometimes they are less productive in their work. It’s estimated that child care breakdowns leading to lost productivity cost businesses between $50 and $300 billion annually in the United States. Let’s face it, every business is potentially affected because parents are more productive at work when they know their children are safe and supervised.
Those hours afterschool don’t have to be unstructured and unproductive. As the school day ends, continued learning can have a positive influence on children. There is tremendous evidence that participation in afterschool programs helps boost school attendance and academic performance and reduces gaps in academic achievement among children from disadvantaged households.
YMCA afterschool programs promote a love for learning, healthy choices, social and emotional development, and character and creativity.
We allow children to grow personally, to clarify values, develop specific skills, improve personal and family relationships, become better leaders, and appreciate diversity and most of all to HAVE FUN! The YMCA is committed to family life, helping members grow and function together so they can make the best of their own unique family. Our programs are designed to be more than just supervision. Our challenge is to demonstrate caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in everything we do. Our Afterschool Programs provide the perfect balance of fun, learning, and physical development in a safe and value-centered atmosphere.
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YMCA Facilities are often overcrowded during peak times.
Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors.
Greenwood YMCA Gators are headed to Pickens this weekend for the summer league state championship.
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YMCA afterschool programs promote a love for learning, healthy choices, social and emotional development, and character and creativity. Students can enjoy their afternoons with friends as we provide snacks, homework assistance and structured activities.
This program is designed for children in grades K5 – 8. The Afterschool Program transports children from the following Greenwood schools to the YMCA:
Hodges Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Greenwood Christian School, Mathews Elementary, Merrywood Elementary, Rice Elementary, Pinecrest Elementary, Springfield Elementary, Woodfields Elementary, PLUS Brewer Middle, Northside Middle, and Westview Middle Schools.
Brush up on your skills at our camp. Through our ‘skill of the day’ campers will learn a variety of skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, trapping, and goal keeping – all presented in a fun & positive environment.
TIMES: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Campers may be dropped off at the YMCA anytime between 7:00 – 9:00am and pick up will be at 1:00. If you chose to register for all day camp, pick up is from 4pm to 6pm each day. Both drop off and pick up will be at the side entrance under the childcare awning.
AGE RANGE: 7 – 12 years old
PRICES: Member = $70.00 Non-Member = $90.00
You can register online HERE