Prevention, Recreation, Youth, Diversity, EducationWith support from Jack in the Box Foundation, our innovative PRYDE program has evolved to meet the specific needs of local schools and strengthen communities. Weekly lessons foster character development of strong values, healthy bodies and community action. We infuse cultural awareness and collaborative spirit during all of our before- and after-school activities. Additional program activities include homework assistance, academic enrichment, sports, games, art and community events.
At eight school sites, our literacy supervisors work with a select group of children in the school's PrimeTime Extended Day Program. Staff works collaboratively with teachers and other stakeholders to identify struggling readers to then monitor, track and guide student achievement.
Our mission is to deliver differentiated literacy intervention that empowers students to reach individualized learning goals.
The holiday season is right around the corner, and we are very excited for all the events and activities in which our students will be involved. We will have two PRYDE Thanksgiving potlucks this year, where all eight of our collaborative sites will come together to experience a Thanksgiving meal, build relationships with students from other schools, and continue to learn the importance of community.
This month our students will focus on the theme, "Rock the Vote!" They will explore the essential question of, “How does power originate?” The students will discover the importance of bravery and courage through the Character Development lessons, and practice being active citizens in society through our STEM topic of Graphing and Polling.
Going Global this month is intended to stay close to home as our students discover the foundation in which the USA was formed, and what it means to have a cultural lens. We are excited for our students to be able to learn about the election process as it is taking place in our current events.
With another school year just around the corner, we are always looking for enthusiastic and compassionate role models to volunteer in our PRYDE and outreach programs.
Come fall we will be looking for volunteers to help support our PRYDE events including PRYDE Thanksgiving and PRYDE Christmas. We look forward to the opportunity to work together to serve the communities in our area!
Our PRYDE & Outreach programs are in constant need of volunteers. See the Volunteer Section for instructions on how to apply.
For more information about any of our events please contact Kathryn McShane, [email protected].
You Can Make a Difference!
The PRYDE Program is made possible through your generous
donations to the Mission Valley YMCA Annual Campaign. Thanks to your
donations over 700 children will participate in the program each year.
If you would like more information about how you can help support this valuable program and make a difference in a child's life, please contact:
We are accepting Volunteers to help support our PRYDE Thanksgiving Potlucks this year:
- Wednesday, November 16 at Carson Elementary
- Thursday, November 17 at Kimbrough Elementary.
We have three opportunities for you to get involved in our PRYDE holiday celebrations.
- Look for the Giving Trees in the lobbies of Mission Valley and Toby Wells YMCAs. If you wish, choose an ornament for a child. Bring gifts by December 6.
- We need holiday helpers to wrap presents at the Y:
• December 7: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• December 8: 12 - 5 p.m.
• December 9: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Attend the PRYDE Holiday Party,
3:30-5:30 p.m., December 16
PRYDE is a Mission Valley YMCA after-school program for students in third through eighth grades, offered in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District's PrimeTime program.
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