With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, our Afterschool Care program serves kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of activities to explore and develop their interests and talents when the school day ends. Afterschool delivers a safe, secure, inclusive environment with staff committed to nurturing the potential of each child in our program.
At the Y, Afterschool provides students with weekly theme-based activities that support experiential learning. Children in our program develop valuable life skills through activities like homework assistance, arts and crafts, literacy, board games, group games, and outdoor play. They also make healthy choices that include eating nutritious snacks, taking time for active play, and participating in healthy activities.
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit serves neighborhoods throughout Southeastern Michigan in partnership with local academies and Pubic School Districts by offering affordable school-age child care to families. We provide care directly at the school, based on the school calendar, and at the Y on days that school is canceled or out.
The activities and atmosphere of the program are designed to meet the developmental, academic, physical, emotional, and social needs of the children served. Each YMCA Afterschool Site Supervisor develops a specific schedule to meet the particular needs of the children at their site. The program includes*:
*Activities are subject to change.
We serve a number of schools in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County. For more details about specific locations, select the YMCA branch that your school is listed underneath.
We've partnered with The ACTIVE® Network to provide easy program registration for Y Members and Community participants.