After School, Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y
Date: July 27, 2017
A new school year is filled with potential—a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however—at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where they are unsupervised form 3 to 6 p.m. according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization. As children transition from summer to fall, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is offering programs to school-aged children throughout the community to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, the Y’s programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours after school. Whether through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurture the potential of youth throughout the school year.
“One in five children do not have someone to care for them after school, an essential time to help increase children’s success in school,” said David Stevenson, CEO & President of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. “Afterschool at the Y is an opportunity for families to ensure their kids are receiving additional support, continued learning and a chance to participate in meaningful activities that can inspire children’s motivations and abilities to succeed.”
The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career. In the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA’s afterschool programs youth receive homework help, healthy snacks and physical activities. They can also explore art & crafts, games and other activities. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.