The Chinatown YMCA provides high-quality, well-supervised fun for youth of all ages. Youth will enjoy arts and crafts, martial arts, team sports, and more! Our enrichments will engage youth in creative activities that build artistic and academic skills, teamwork abilities, and compassion for the community and the world you have the potential to change.

ACE Tutoring

ACE Coaches Tutoring is a group of UC Berkeley students who want to give back to the Chinatown community. We hope that the ACE Coaches will improve both academic and cultural knowledge of children in the San Francisco Chinatown.

AGE: 3rd – 5th grade
DATE: Saturdays, 9/17/22 - 11/19/22 (9 classes) *No Class on 10/22
TIME: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557

Beginner Coding

This 5-week course will introduce students to the practical fundamentals of computer coding. Each lesson will focus on a particular skill set. The student will be challenged to build a functioning program using techniques they’ve learned. Students will acquire a love of building applications through hands-on, guided exercises. We’ll build mini-applications that students can share with friends and family. The students will build their confidence as they realize coding is fun, easy and rewarding.

AGE: 10-12
DATE: Saturdays, 9/17/22-10/15/22 (5 classes)
*No Class on 10/22
TIME: 11:00am - 12:00pm

REGISTER


For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557

Chinatown Y Learning Center

Our program is dedicated to providing the academic and social support your student needs to become successful learners while participate in activities that promote an healthy active lifestyle.

DATE: 8/17/22 - 6/2/23
TIME: Monday - Friday, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


For more information and registration, please contact Mandy Liu at mliu@ymcasf.org or 4415 748 3556

Chinese Class

The Chinese course will use stories, allusions, and idioms to lead the participants into the world of Chinese culture. An experienced professional teacher will conduct the course in Mandarin, with simplified Chinese as the main language and traditional Chinese as the supplement to help children understand traditional characters. Ping-Yin is taught to help correct pronunciation.

AGE: 6-12
DATE: Saturdays, 9/17/22 - 12/17/22 (12 classes)
*No Class on 10/22 & 11/26
BEGINNER: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
INTERMEDIATE: 2:45pm - 4:15pm


For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557

Holiday Camps

The Chinatown YMCA is offering Holiday Camps that takes learning outside the classroom. Explore with us with us our specially designed theme days. Sign up for a day or a week to get the full learning experience!

SESSIONS:
Winter Camp Week 1 (12/19 - 12/23)
Spring Camp (3/27 - 3/31)


For more information and registration, please contact Denise Hung at (415) 748-3546 or dhung@ymcasf.org

Martial Arts

Our martial arts class incorporates a traditional Goju-Ryu karate program along with self-defense techniques. Our instructor Angela Swanson holds a black belt and has over 10 years of experience teaching martial arts. 

AGE: 5-13
DATE: Saturdays, 9/17/22 - 12/17/22 (12 classes)
*No Class on 10/22 & 11/27
BEGINNER: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
INTERMEDIATE: 4:30pm - 6:00pm


For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557

Middle School Program

Our middle school program at the Chinatown Y focuses on the students’ well-being and understands the importance in the middle school years where they can lean on trusting staff and peers to work through their changes physically, emotionally, and mentally.

DATE: 8/17/22 - 6/2/23
TIME: Monday - Friday, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


For more information and registration, please contact Mandy Liu at mliu@ymcasf.org or 4415 748 3556

Traditional Handicraft Making Course

Children will acquire a better understanding of the knowledge and history of traditional cultures by learning the background of various crafts. We are helping the new generation understand the development of culture, the process of evolution and the progress of society. The teacher will combine traditional and modern production processes to teach courses, so that the students can gain cultural experience through learning in this course.

AGE: 6-10 years old
DATE: Saturdays, 9/17/22 - 11/12/22 (8 classes) 
No class on 10/22/22
TIME: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

REGISTER

For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557

Young Artist Program

By learning different themes, starting from arousing interest, inspiring thinking, and stimulating creativity. *Classes taught in Chinese.

AGE: 5-13
DATES: Saturdays, 9/17/22 - 12/17/22 (12 classes)
*No Class on 10/22 & 11/26
BEGINNER: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About Beginner Class

With the application of a variety of comprehensive materials, children’s artistic hands-on ability, color perception ability, painting performance ability, and creative thinking ability are continuously improved. It elevates children’s interest in art and cultivates their self-confidence in artistic creation. The class is delivered in Chinese, which helps the children taking Chinese language absorb more Chinese phrases in the field of art.

INTERMEDIATE: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

About Intermediate Class

The intermediate class curriculum is designed and developed systematically and professionally. It is a basic art course for children to transition from the stage of art enlightenment to the stage of independent creation. Gradually instilling basic knowledge of art in children, while enriching children’s artistic imagination and creative thinking. It further improves children’s aesthetic ability and lays a solid foundation for future advanced art courses. The class is delivered in Chinese, which helps the children taking Chinese language absorb more Chinese phrases in the field of art.


For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557

Youth Basketball

Learn basketball fundamentals here! Dribble, pass, shoot your way to refining your skills. As we work on your skills, we’ll also learn what it takes to be a great team player!

DATE: Saturdays, 9/17/22 - 12/17/22 (12 classes)
*No class on 10/22 & 11/26
AGE: 5-7
TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AGE: 8-10
TIME: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
AGE: 11-13
TIME: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


For more information and registration, please contact Koey Zhou at yzhou@ymcasf.org or 415-748-3557