LEAP with the Richmond District YMCA
Learning Enrichment Afterschool Program
The Richmond Y is a strong leader in Youth Development, offering programming at the Argonne Clubhouse and playground for middle school students. We offer transportation from Roosevelt and Presidio Middle Schools and welcome other middle school students to join our program.
LEAP is an enrichment based after school program which offers daily choices of activities, healthy snacks, and homework support.
We understand the importance of helping youth realize their potential. At the YMCA LEAP Afterschool program, we are intentional about fostering Achievement, Relationships and Belonging. We incorporate a holistic approach to develop youth academically and emotionally. Youth have fun while engaging in enriching experiences that help them to build skills, develop strong friendships, and feel like they are part of something great.
Our staff are trained in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and a series of Youth Development Modules. They meet weekly to plan programs that are creative and engaging with age appropriate learning objectives. Our ratio is 1:14 and all of our Enrichment Specialists are trained in exciting curriculum. We want to empower youth to be leaders in their community. Our number one priority is to ensure that they have a safe place to do that.
** IF APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST REGISTER IN-HOUSE AT THE RICHMOND DISTRICT YMCA. IF YOU'VE RECEIVED FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN THE PAST, THE YMCA REQUIRES ALL MEMBERS TO APPLY ANNUALLY **
Program Schedule ** program begins with a healthy afternoon snack **
Enrichment Classes 4:00pm-5:15pm
Brain Break 5:15pm-5:30pm
Homework Support 5:30pm-6:30pm
First Semester Daily Enrichment Choices ** 2nd Semester will adapt to youth choices **
Monday Outdoor Sports OR STEAM
Tuesday Journalism OR Tinkering
Wednesday Culinary Arts OR Tech Careers
Thursday Multimedia Arts Or Y Future Leaders
Friday Culinary Arts OR Neighborhood Explorers
Enrichment Class Descriptions
Outdoor Sports: Get outdoors and get moving! Youth choose which outdoor sports they want to participate in each week. From Kickball to dodgeball to capture the flag, get pumped for some healthy competition.
STEAM: Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics; every week will be a different invention, explosion or creation!
Journalism: Zines, comics, photography, yearbooks, and blogs, website design and more!
Tinkering: Build your own robot or drone over the course of the semester (opportunities to enter them in makers fairs)
Culinary Arts: Take your taste buds to the next level as you create innovative and healthy recipes for you and your peers
Tech Careers: Explore the world of technology careers, visit local tech companies and meet their staff as well as learn how to 3D print and code
Multimedia Arts: Pottery, photography, web design, painting, jewelry making and all other traditional arts and crafts
Y Future Leaders: Embrace the Y’s vision of social responsibility as we plan and execute stewardship and service learning projects around the city.
Neighborhood Explorers: A field trip every Friday! Youth decide where they want to explore, whether it’s a walk in the park or a day at the beach either way it’ll be an adventure.
** Option to participate in Friday Night Teen Center 6:30pm-9:30pm a program provided at no cost – Dinner included **
Brandon believes in the power of Y programs to help youth develop their identities and form deeper connections with one another.
Crystal Abasolo has been a part of the YMCA since she was seven year old as a participant, and began her Y career as a youth leader in 2012! She is passionate about giving back to the community she grew up in. Crystal is an amazing leader and embodies the YMCA's core values in everything she does.