Kids participated in a Y Achievement Gap Afterschool Program in 2017
More than 120 21st Century Community Learning Centers in 2020
families in underserved communities say afterschool programs provide homework help and opportunities for reading, writing and STEM
Third-grade reading skills predict high school graduation. That’s why the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program helps elementary students who read below their grade-level. The program focuses on phonics, writing and reading to boost literacy skills, plus enrichment activities to support physical and social-emotional growth.
Power Scholars Academy™ is a partnership between the Y and the national nonprofit BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life), a six-week summer program designed not only to tackle summer learning loss in math and reading but also to foster physical and social-emotional growth.
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Learn more about how the Y's youth development efforts help close the opportunity gap
Our leadership and academic enrichment programs help millions of children and teens build skills and confidence, ensuring that every young person has an opportunity to pursue their best possible future.
Child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on nurturing child development by building foundational skills, developing healthy relationships and fostering self-reliance, all in a safe and supportive environment.