Kids Discover Their Potential After School 2018
A new school year is filled with potential—a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however—at the end of the school day, 1 in 5 children do not have someone to care for them after school, according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization. As families are transitioning from summer to fall, The Granite YMCA is offering programs to school-aged children throughout the New Hampshire community to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, the Y’s programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours after school. Whether through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year.
“Over 11 million children are unsupervised between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, an essential time to help increase children’s success in school,” said Stacy Neville. “Afterschool at the Y is an opportunity for families to ensure their kids are receiving additional support, continued learning and a chance to participate in meaningful activities that can inspire children’s motivations and help them reach their potential.”
The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career. In The Granite YMCA’s schools out programs, youth receive homework support, 30+ minutes of physical activity, outdoor time, fresh fruits/veggies and healthy grain snacks, participate in the Character Rock Star program (recurring recognition with certificates and t-shirts), and also explore creative arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow.
The Granite YMCA Schools Out Programs include:
YMCA of Downtown Manchester offers care on-site at Green Acres, Webster, and Weston schools. After school care at the YMCA serves Bakersville, Hallsville, Highland Goffe’s Falls, Gossler Park, Jewett Street, McDonough, Northwest, Parker-Varney, Polaris Charter School and Smyth Road schools. For more information and pricing, please contact Craig Houston, Child Care Director at 603.232.8654 or visit www.graniteymca.org/child-care/downtown-manchester
YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown offers care on-site at Bartlett and Maple Ave. After school care at the YMCA serves Bartlett, Maple Ave, New Boston and Weare schools. For more information and pricing, please contact Nicci Larochelle, Child Care Director, 603.232.8638 or visit www.graniteymca.org/child-care/allard-center-of-goffstown
YMCA of Greater Londonderry offers care on-site at North School, South School, Mathew Thornton, and Chester Academy. After school care at the YMCA serves North School, Matthew Thornton, and the Londonderry Middle School. For more information and pricing, please contact Gabby Parent, After School Director at 603.437.9622 or visit www.graniteymca.org/child-care/greater-londonderry
YMCA of the Seacoast, Camp Gundalow (Greenland) offers care at Camp Gundalow for Greenland Central School students. For more information and pricing, please contact Matt Mansur, Camp and Family Director at 603.431.2334 ext 2557 or visit www.graniteymca.org/child-care/seacoast
YMCA of Strafford County (Rochester) offers care on-site at Garrison and Horne Street schools. After school care at the YMCA serves Chamberlain, East Rochester, Gonic, Maple Street Magnet, McClelland, Nancy Loud, William Allen, Rochester Middle School and Dover Middle School. For more information and pricing, please contact Christine Sorensen, School Age Child Care Director at 603.994.4119 or visit www.graniteymca.org/child-care/strafford-county
About The Granite YMCA
As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2017, The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at over $1.63 million to 20,190 individuals. To learn more, please visit www.graniteymca.org.