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.
Our Elementary Summer Learning Programs are in full force where students have become the storytellers themselves. Through the exploration of both the modern and ancient cultures our students are experiencing the Olympics first hand. We are handing off the torch to them to discover where it all started by immersing them in the culture of ancient Greece and allowing them to discover their inner champion.
Our Middle School Learning Programs allow the opportunity for our students to become the next innovators ready to serve the world. They will be working towards learning the ins and outs of project management and marketing while creating a product that will improve the lives of people with physical disabilities. We are excited for the opportunity for our students to apply their learning to a product that goes beyond them. At the end of their program the students will have the chance to pitch their creative innovative ideas to a "shark tank" panel.
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:
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.
|Cherokee Point Elementary|
|Linda Vista Elementary|
|Memorial Middle School|
|Museum Charter School|