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 or hybrid classes, our after school program will only be available at select locations.  Registration for 2021-2022 school year will open once we know when schools will be back in session.  This will allow us ample time to adapt our programs to best serve our families.

If you receive DES child care assistance and would like more information about the registration process, click here.

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Registration Dates:

TBD – We will open registration for sites as we find out more about when schools return to in person learning.

Serving ages:

5 years to 12 years


Jacobs/City YMCA: Hybrid After Only –Bus Schedule
1010 W Lind St. Tucson, AZ 85705
After School to 6:00pm P 520-419-3788

Lighthouse/City YMCA: After Only –Bus Schedule
2900 N Columbus Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85712
After School to 6:00pm P 520-300-3522
Lighthouse Site Details

Mulcahy/City YMCA: Hybrid After Only –Bus Schedule
5085 S Nogales Hwy. Tucson, AZ 85706
After School to 6:00pm  P 520-838-0936


9950 Rees Loop, Tucson AZ, 85747
After School – 1:05pm to 6:00pm P 520-419-2092

Desert Willow:
9400 E Esmond Loop, Tucson, AZ 85747
After School – 1:30pm to 6:00pm P 520-981-9387

Ocotillo Ridge:
10170 S White Lightning Ln, AZ 85747
After School – 1:15pm to 6:00pm P 520-419-0086

Remote/Virtual Days – Friday –  7am to 6pm @ Cottonwood
Vail Sites Details

program dates:

Program dates will vary based on school schedules.

weekly pricing:

Program rates will vary based on school schedules.

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