Long before the term "latchkey kid" was widely used, YMCAs were providing
quality afterschool child care! The program, for kids in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, is held on-site at select
elementary schools by Y Staff, all of whom are certified teachers in the Raleigh County school system.
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.
Each Additional Child: $25/Week
Check with the main office of your child's
elementary school to see if the YMCA Afterschool Program is available. If it is offered at the school, obtain a registration
form from the office, fill out the form and turn into the YMCA Staff on-site, and pay the registration fee by check or cash.
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!