After School, The Y Helps Kids Reach Their Potential

Date: July 19, 2018

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, 1 in 5 children kids do not have someone to care for them after school, according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization. As families are transitioning 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 nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year.

“Over 11 million children are unsupervised between 3 and 6pm, an essential time to help increase children’s success in school,” said David Stevenson, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA President and CEO. “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 help them reach their potential.”

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 our afterschool programs youth receive healthy snacks, homework help, an opportunity for physical activity and time to socialize with other youth and adults. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

For more information about the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA afterschool program, please click on a specific CCCY Branch and take a look at the information on the Child Care tab. Please call the CCCY in your school district for a tour or to learn more.

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