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Afterschool with the Richmond YMCA

The Richmond Y is a strong leader in Youth Development, offering programming at Argonne and Lafayette Elementary. We understand the importance of helping children realize their potential. At the YMCA 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 teachers are required to have at least 6 college units of Early Childhood Education. We  want to empower students to be leaders in their community. Our number one priority is to ensure that they have a safe place to do that. We never want money to be a barrier to development, we offer scholarships for all of our program offerings. 

 

** 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 **

If you have any questions please contact Maria Santos at msantos@ymcasf.org

Argonne Elementary K-5th Grade

The Argonne YMCA program now serves K-5th grade. Each grade level has enrichment offerings that reflect the school day learning and support their overall interest. 

Argonne Elementary

Site Coordinator: Alex Zussman (License #384000352)

680 18th Ave Argonne Afterschool  Hours: M–F, 2:00pm-6:00pm 

415-831-4093 • Azussman@ymcasf.org

Download Registration Packet 2018-2019 School Year (Summer Session in packet) 

Lafayette Elementary K-5th Grade

The Lafayette YMCA program works to ensure all youth feel welcome. The afterschool program connects youth to their community and focuses on healthy living and social responsibility. 

Lafayette Elementary

Site Coordinator: Cesar Sanchez (License #380504578)

4545 Anza Street Lafayette Afterschool  Hours: M–F,1:00pm-6:00pm

415-752-0790 • csanchez@ymcasf.org

Download Registration Packet 2018-2019 Packet will be available May 14th 2018

Enrichment Classes at Argonne Elementary

Winter 2018 Classes are offered through the Richmond District YMCA and enrichment partners to provide opportunities for meaningful, specialized after school activities. Please note that sessions end at 4:00pm with the exception of Y Makers. Parents must pick up directly from the class location within ten minutes of the class end time, or indicate in their registration form if their child should return to the YMCA, Richmond Neighborhood Center or CASP​ after school programs. Programs are implemented by a range of experienced instructors and supervision is supported by a YMCA enrichment specialist. All classes are offered from the week of December 3rd through the week of February 21st.

No Class on December 24th - January 4th, January 2st, February 5th, & February 18th

Below is a list of the enrichment classes and their descriptions.

K-5th Grade Enrichments:

ACADEMIC CHESS THURS 2:45PM-3:45PM

Learn chess in a fun, engaging, and dynamic environment. Our philosophy is to instill the love of the game. As a result, we're able to witness firsthand our students developing patience, strategic planning ability, and critical thinking skills. They also come to understand that decisions, both on and off the chess board, result in consequences. Class caters to all levels and all participants receive our exclusive workbooks.

K-2nd Grade Enrichments:

YOUNG REMBRANDTS ART TUES 2:45PM-4:00PM

Learning to draw basic shapes is a critical building block for every young learner. Our Rocket Ship and Monkey lessons will strengthen your child's fine motor skills along with expand their creative minds. Holiday themed lessons like the Elf and Reindeer will add to your child's excitement about this season. There's no better time than NOW to enroll your child in a Young Rembrandts class. THEY WILL LOVE IT!

PL AY-WELL TUES 2:45PM-4:00PM

Give your imagination a boost with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans, and Dinosaurs. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

ANTS TENNIS CLASS TUES 2:45PM-4:00PM

ANTS Sports promotes the exploration, learning, progression and advancement of skills in Tennis.

ACROSPORTS PARKOUR​ THURS 2:45PM-3:45PM

Parkour is the sport of using the body for uninterrupted, efficient forward motion over, under, around and through the environment. AcroSports’ energetic class introduces parkour to students with a focus on coordination, flexibility and strength. AcroSports’ parkour classes are designed to encourage students to develop spatial awareness, balance and gross motor skills. Classes are delivered by experienced coaches using a range of USA Gymnastics approved equipment including panel mats, incline mat, trapezoid mats, plyometric boxes and skill blocks.

2nd-5th Grade Enrichments:

SUNSHINE ART CLUB THURS 2:45PM-4:00PM

In this art class will students will work with a variety of materials creating fanciful 2D and 3D artistic works. Skills are embedded within projects. Small class size allows students to determine the direction of the course. Meg Sandine has taught art to youth for over 25 years.

3rd-5th Grade Enrichments:

Y MAKERS MON 2:45PM-4:30PM

YMakers is a STEAM-intensive program that will truly benefit the development and growth of each student. We put tools in the hands of youth, and inspire them to make their ideas into realities. At each YMakers workshop, kids and adults get hands-on experience with basic woodworking and crafting tools while they build and make whatever they can dream up!

ANTS TENNIS CLASS WED 2:45PM-4:00PM

ANTS Sports promotes the exploration, learning, progression and advancement of skills in Tennis.

WRITOPIA LAB WED 2:45PM-4:15PM​

During the semester, students will develop, write, and complete their own original short stories, plays, graphic novels, and/or poems. Writers will explore core elements of plot, key literary tools, and mechanics of a coherent story. Our goal-oriented method helps students set and achieve their writing goals. Our safe-space workshop creates an inclusive environment that empowers young people to find their writing voices and to ultimately become confident, fluid writers.

People 

Alexandra Zussman
415.666.9612

Alex has grown up in the YMCA and is thrilled to now be a part of the Richmond District Y. She is excited to continue to create an amazing community for our youth.

Cesar Sanchez
415.666.9605

Cesar believes in the positive effects that inclusion and community involvement instills in the youth.