Excel after the bell with the YMCA's Afterschool Club!
This program is for any child age 5-12. Children receive homework help from qualified, trained staff members, enjoy a healthy afternoon snack and participate in purposeful play in a safe, nurturing environment.
Registration opens on August 1st for the 2022-2023. Sign up in person at the Osage Prairie YMCA!
No child will be turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is available. Please contact Samie McCullough at email@example.com or 417-667-9622 with questions.
Program dates: August 24, 2022-May 24, 2023
Time: 3:00-5:30 pm
Full time (4-5 days per week): $45/week
Part time (1-3 days per week): $35/week
There is a one-time $25 registration fee due at the time of registration. A 20% sibling discount is offered.
- 3:00: Arrival, free play, physical activity
Children are provided an opportunity to burn off excess energy with at least 30 minutes of physical fitness activity daily.
- 4:00: Healthy snack
Each child is provided with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack
- 4:15: Homework help
Enhances and supports school day learning while providing homework support
- 4:45: Interest centers/group activity
Children make meaningful and intentional choices with hands-on activities focusing on arts and humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), physical education
- 5:30: Pick-up
Participants help clean up activities before being picked up
Y Club features the national award-winning Walking Classroom program. This curriculum provides students and Y Staff with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The evidence-based nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.
How The Walking Classroom Program Works
The Walking Classroom program is simple: Students take brisk 20-minute walks as a class while listening to the same custom-written, kid-friendly podcast that comes preloaded on their WalkKit (audio player) or via our new mobile app. Each podcast begins with a brief health literacy message and includes a character value woven throughout the narrative. The lesson plans and quizzes in the available Teacher’s Guide help educators effectively discuss and review the podcast material.
Aligned to state standards, the podcast topics are appropriate for students in grades 3–8. Podcast topics include English language arts, social studies, science, and more.