YMCA Afterschool Care is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade who need
supervision until their parents can pick them up once school lets out. The program offers homework help, fun activities,
nutritious snacks and play time in an innovative, safe environment that promotes a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Friday: 2:45pm - 6:00pm
*NOTE: Check the Raleigh
County Schools Calendar for school closures. YMCA Afterschool is not in session when schools are closed. Click here for information on the YMCA School Day Out Program.
Child: $30 per week or $10 per day
The YMCA Afterschool Program
will be accepting new students at the following locations: Crescent Elementary, Crab Orchard Elementary, Maxwell Hill Elementary
and Hollywood Elementary. Contact Kim Buckhannon at 304 255 1745 for more information.
Mountain Heart helps make YMCA Afterschool affordable
for those families that qualify. Contact Mountain Heart for more information.
The YMCA Afterschool Program offers your child the opportunity to work on various class assignments with the benefit
of having certified teachers on-site to help if a question arises. Our staff can be an
excellent resource for your child to use as assignments become more challenging.
Activate America Program is a national YMCA initiative to improve the health and wellness of all Americans by helping individuals
and families live healthier lives and working toward a more activity friendly environment. Fourteen sites were selected
to take part in the first year of this ten year initiative and the entire state of West Virginia was one of them! The
YMCA of Southern West Virginia is excited to provide Activate America, dubbed "Y-Move", as part of its Afterschool
Program. Y-Move is 30 minutes of functional conditioning in a kid-friendly circuit training format that utilizes lively
cardio-cascular, agility and balance games to get your child active. Y-Move helps improve body composition, joint integrity,
bone density and muscle endurance. Y-Move shows children that exercise can be fun!
Even kids need energy after
a long day! With that in mind, the YMCA Afterschool Program provides snacks for your child comprised of
fruits, juices and other nutritious items to keep your child energetic and going.
All work and no play?
Not at the YMCA! As part of the YMCA Afterschool Program, play time is included to let kids be kids.
Whether it’s a visit to the playground or indoors doing arts & crafts, our staff will supervise your child
while play time is in session and maybe even get in on the FUN!