When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out of school can have a positive effect on their success in school.
Combining play with academics, the Y’s afterschool program provides learning enrichment through arts, music, physical education, sports and nutrition. It also provides children with an extra support system to help them achieve and reach their full potential. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, and a pioneer in afterschool programs, the Y believes guidance, encouragement and support through positive role models, along the learning continuum – from early learning and preschool to high school graduation and college – provide the best chance for youth to succeed in school and life.
“Learning enrichment after school is essential to increasing children’s success in school,” said YMCA Executive Director Gray Stallworth. “The opportunity to get additional learning and support and participate in meaningful activities can inspire the motivation and ability to succeed.”
Studies show participation in afterschool programs helps boost school attendance and academic performance and reduces gaps in academic achievement among children from disadvantaged households.
Our program is designed to encourage our children to develop in spirit, mind and body. To provide that, we have prepared a daily curriculum with a wide variety of activities including: daily devotions, rock climbing, sports, organized games, homework help, recreational swim, character development, and service learning opportunities. In addition to these activities each child will be allowed to choose one specialty to participate in during “primetime” in each nine weeks. The specialty options will include but are not limited to: sports, drama, music, and art.
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Join instructor Pattie Christian, retired owner of Greenwood Ballet LLC, for an introduction to Ballet for ages 3 – 5. Classes are on Tuesdays and the children will learn the five positions, correct posture, hot to twirl, leap, combinations and much more.
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.
Is your youth wanting to workout in the Fitness Center? There are the expectations for youth ages 10-15 BEFORE they workout. Please check here for details!
Check out the multiple classes at our YMCA Gymnastics Center. Our ‘gym’ is the home of the YMCA Flipsters Gymnastics Team which competes in Girls Gymnastics. The Pre-School, Day Care and Recreational Classes will begin the week of August 18. It’s a 16 week session. For more details, CLICK HERE.
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.