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Register for the 2014/2015 YMCA After School Programs Address Academic and Social Needs of Youth

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Register Now and Save your Spot for 2014/2015 School Year

YMCA After School Programs Address Academic and Social Needs of Youth

 

South Montgomery County – As the end of school winds down for another year, the YMCA is encouraging parents to go ahead and register their student for the Y After School program 2014/2015 school year. Many of the school sites fill up fast.  Prior to the last day of school and Before you get completely embedded in your child’s summer schedule, register now and save your spot for next year. Other than a $25 registration fee, no other payment is required until August to reserve your child’s place in the program.

 

Providing youth with opportunities to continue to learn and engage in meaningful activities at the end of the school day can boost their academic success. To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, the South Montgomery County YMCA offers an after school program to school-aged children in partnership with Conroe ISD and Tomball ISD. The Y’s after school program combines academics with play and offers a caring and safe environment for youth who would otherwise be left unsupervised.

 

During the school year, 15.1 million U.S. children are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according to the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness advocacy organization. In Texas, 26% of children are left alone and responsible for taking care of themselves.  With the start of the new school year, the South Montgomery County YMCA encourages parents to make sure that children are involved in safe, educational experiences after school.

 

“At the South Montgomery County YMCA we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve,” said Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison. “In the Y’s after school programs, youth are cultivating values, skills and relationships and have an extra support system that encourages them to achieve success. The Y after school program is so much more than a safe place to stay. It is a place for children to learn, grow and play.”

 

Studies show participation in after school programs helps boost school attendance and academic performance and reduces gaps in academic achievement among children from disadvantaged households.

 

YMCA after school programs promote a love for learning, social and emotional development, and character and creativity. In the YMCA’s after school program youth receive homework assistance and healthy snack as well as time to play game, arts and crafts and make new friends.  Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

Y After School Care Programs are offered at the following CISD campuses: Birnham Woods, Broadway, Buckalew, Bush, Coulson Tough, David, Deretchin, Ford, Galatas, Glen Loch, Hailey, Houser, Kaufman, Lamar, Oak Ridge, Powell, Ride and Snyder. The program is also available at Creekside Elementary, Tomball ISA. Care is available from school dismissal till 6:30pm.

 

For more information about the South Montgomery County YMCA after school program, please contact, Stephanie Saker, Regional Youth Development Director- School Age Enrichment, 281.367.9622. or visit ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county.