Buchanan YMCA offers a fee-based before and after school program that serve students at New Traditions Elementary School and Chinese Immersion School at De Avila, and a fee-based after school program at Gateway Middle School.  We are committed to offering quality programming by hiring qualified staff, establishing strong relationships and partnerships with school families and community members, and incorporating youth development principles into our everyday activities.  


Online registration is recommended.  Families can secure a spot online and set up automatic payments for monthly fees, and submit the registration packet later (by August 6). Completed packets can be submitted to the program Site Coordinator or at Buchanan YMCA.

*If you need assistance with activating your YMCA member account, please refer to the account setup instructions.


2018-19 Registration Packets:

Gateway Middle School - After School Program

New Traditions Elementary School - Before/After School Program

Chinese Immersion School - Before/After School Program

Chinese Immersion School - Before/After School Program (中文)

If you would like to register in person, please submit registration packet at Buchanan YMCA. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your registration is complete. To expedite process, check with a membership staff to ensure you have a current billing method on file for monthly payments.

Financial Assistance

We are committed to ensuring everyone has access to our programs.  Limited financial assistance is available for our before and after school programs and is awarded to eligible families on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To apply, please complete one of the applications below and submit with income verification and completed registration packet to Buchanan YMCA.

Financial Assistance Application - English

Financial Assistance Application - Chinese

Financial Assistance Application - Spanish

Schedule Changes/Cancellation

A 14 day notice is required for schedule changes and a 30 day notice is required for cancellations.  Please complete the Change Request Form and submit your request to the Site Coordinator.


Jackson Livingston

Site Coordinator at Chinese Immersion School - Jackson has grown to love serving the Western Addition Community as a member of the Buchanan YMCA since he moved to the city in 2016. The warm, family feel of the community has made his transition to the big city much easier. He feels at home here with the diverse, inclusive, and loving members of the Buchanan YMCA and surrounding community.

Nancy Hernandez

Leadership for Gateway Middle School, Model UN, and Youth & Government. Nancy works hard to provide opportunity and encouragement to the Teens of the Western Addition/Fillmore District. Her work at the Buchanan YMCA consists of Civic Engagement, Middle School Afterschool, and Workforce Development programming.