IMAGINE. INVENT. INSPIRE.

Imagine where we can go.
Invent new ways to engage.
Inspire the younger generation.

The YMCA of Southern Arizona’s Before & After School program expands learning beyond the classroom. Children are celebrated for their uniqueness and provided with multiple opportunities for growth and development through a variety of activities.

Children are natural-born engineers, who tend to be fascinated by building things and taking things apart to see how they work. Our goal is to expand on their learning by emphasizing the engineering design process which is a methodical approach to problem seeking and encourages children to start by asking a question, imagine the possibilities, plan a course of action, execute the plan and then brainstorm how to improve.

Though often affiliated with just science and math, the engineering design process can be applied to meet a variety of child interests. The following 9 exploratory components will be integrated into the program throughout the school year: 21st Century Skills, the Arts, College and Career Readiness, Family and Parent Engagement, Global Learning and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development and Service Learning. Homework assistance, snack and physical activity are provided daily.

We aim to create an inclusive environment at each of our sites that supports self-confidence, encourages creativity, emphasizes team work and develops future leaders.

Due to the uncertainty of when school districts will be able to begin in person classes again, our registration for Before and after school programs will open on August 1st, 2020.  This will allow us ample time to adapt our programs to best serve our families in the event there is an executive order put in place regarding another extension of in person schooling between now and the beginning of august.

Registration Dates:

August 1st – Ongoing

Serving ages:

5 years to 12 years

program dates:

TBD – May 29th

weekly pricing:

Before Only:

Y Facility Members: $40
Y Program Members: $45

After only:

Y Facility Members: $80
Y Program Members: $85

before and after:

Y Facility Members: $90
Y Program Members: $110

Bus schedules for specific school site pick ups will be available shortly.

CHeck out our new program!

This all day program will be offered while schools are only offering remote or virtual learning options.  Registration will open on July 20th, 2020.

YKids Choice!