Afterschool Care


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.

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*:

  • Homework Help
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Literacy
  • Board Games
  • Building
  • Group Games
  • Outdoor Play
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Nutrition Activities

*Activities are subject to change.

Schools We Serve:

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.

Boll Family YMCA

  • Cornerstone Charter School
    • Lincoln King Academy
    • Washington Parks Academy
    • Madison Carver Academy
    • Jefferson Douglas Academy
  • University Preparatory Academy (UPA)
    • UPA Mark Murray
    • UPA Ellen Thompson
    • UPA Middle
    • UPA Science & Math
  • Henry Ford Academy
  • Detroit Achievement Academy
  • Detroit Prep

Downriver Family YMCA

  • Wyandotte Schools
  • Lincoln Park Schools
  • Melvindale Schools
  • Metro Charter Academy
  • Taylor Exemplar Academy
  • Summit Academy North
  • Summit Academy Flat Rock

Farmington Family YMCA

  • Farmington Hills Schools
    • Beechview Elementary School
    • Forest Elementary School
    • Gill Elementary School
    • Hillside Elementary School
    • Kenbrook Elementary School
    • Lanigan Elementary School
    • Longacre Elementary School
    • Power Upper Elementary
    • STEAM Academy
    • Warner Upper Elementary
    • Woodcreek Elementary School

Lakeshore Family YMCA

  • East Detroit Schools
    • Bellview Elementary School
    • Pleasantview Elementary School
    • Forest Park Elementary School
    • Crescentwood Elementary School
  • Reach Academy
  • Van Dyke Public Schools
    • Carlson Elementary School
    • Kennedy Elementary School
    • Lincoln Elementary School
    • McKinley Elementary School

Livonia Family YMCA

  • Branch Line School

North Oakland Family YMCA

  • Oakside Scholars Charter Academy

Plymouth Family YMCA

  • Achieve Charter Academy

South Oakland Family YMCA

  • Royal Oak Middle School