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Ensuring a brighter future

The YMCA is here to help students dream big and achieve their greatest potential. Our afterschool enrichment program uses a holistic approach to develop youth academically and emotionally. Youth have fun while engaging in enriching experiences that help them build skills, develop strong friendships and realize they are part of something great!

Afterschool Enrichment will be available every day school is in session, from dismissal until 6pm. Each day, students will participate in academic support, healthy eating and physical activity, enrichments and outdoor recreation. Here are just a few examples of enrichment opportunities the YMCA offers: swim lessons, cooking, Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM), art academy, healthy eating/healthy cooking, financial literacy, YBike (bicycle program), and youth sports.

Sample Daily Program Schedule
3:00–3:20pm Sign in / Community Time
3:20–3:50pm Outdoor recreation
3:50–4:20pm Enrichments
4:20–4:35pm Healthy Snacks
4:35–5:30pm Academic Support
5:30–6:00pm Indoor Stations, Community Circle, Pick-up*

“Our child is happier and more engaged since starting the program. The mix of physical activity, social activity and fun educational projects has improved our child’s moods and in turn, our family life in the evenings.”

—Afterschool Enrichment Parent

Our Staff

All YMCA staff are trained in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, Youth Development, Restorative Practices, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) and Inclusion. All staff are thoroughly background checked with fingerprint clearance through the FBI and Department of Justice and are TB-tested.

We maintain an average of 1 staff person for every 16 students. 

How to Enroll

Each program location will enroll on a first come, first-serve basis. To ensure your spot, complete the necessary paperwork: Registration packet. Applications can be submitted to the After School Program Coordinator at your school, the Peninsula Family YMCA or via email to KZien@ymcasf.org.

 

Program fees may be applicable. Please see more information listed under your child's school name. The YMCA strives to make programs accessible to all, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Financial Assistance is available to families who qualify.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

  • Maximum capacity for the program is 100 students
  • No monthly fees. Limited spaces available – so register early!
  • Registration opens on May 23, 2019 at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

Susan B. Anthony Elementary School

  • Maximum capacity for the program is 100 students
  • No monthly fees. Limited spaces available – so register early!
  • Registration opens on May 23, 2019 at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School

Ben Franklin Intermediate School

  • Maximum capacity for the program is 40 students
  • No monthly fees and $50 registration fee
  • Registration opens on May 16, 2019 at Ben Franklin Intermediate School

Fernando Rivera Intermediate School

  • Maximum capacity for the program is 60 students
  • Monthly fees of $160 and $50 registration fee
  • Registration opens on May 16, 2019 at Fernando Rivera Intermediate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to our most frequently asked questions. Take a few minutes and read through the questions below. If you still have questions, please send us an email or give us a call.

General Questions

What are the program hours of operation?

The program will be open from the time school releases until 6:00 p.m. each weekday. This also includes parent-teacher conference weeks.

What is the staff to student ratio?

We maintain an average of 1 staff person for every 16 students.

Application & Eligibility

What will next year look like if my child(ren) is enrolled in the current afterschool program and we’ve already received confirmation that we are in the program for the 19-20 school year?

Even if you have already filled out registration packets for GLO, we are asking that you fill out a YMCA registration packet for each child to capture their individual enrollment in our program. 

Where can I get an Afterschool Enrichment Program Application?

Applications will be available online and in-person. You may also request an application by emailing KZien@ymcasf.org. Applications can be submitted to the After School Program Coordinator at your school, the Peninsula Family YMCA or via email to KZien@ymcasf.org.

Program Costs & Financial Assistance

Is there a cost to register for the program?

Costs vary by site, please reference the "How to Enroll" section for your school's fees.

How much does the program cost per month?

Program fees are listed in the registration packet and enrollment section of this website. We offer a 20% sibling discount and financial assistance is available to families who qualify.

What services do the monthly fees include?

When your child(ren) enrolls in the YMCA Afterschool Enrichment Program, they receive:

  • Healthy snacks
  • Tutoring / Academic support
  • Enrichment activities
  • Community building
  • Restorative circles
  • Family engagement nights

Is financial assistance available?

Yes. The Peninsula Family YMCA raises funds each year through our annual giving campaign and fundraising events to support families that demonstrate financial need. We also work closely with 3rd party service providers to help subsidize the cost of afterschool care for families who qualify. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete and send your Registration packet (Español) and Financial Assistance form (Español) (全民會員計劃) to Kendra at KZien@ymcasf.org