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Afterschool with the Richmond YMCA

The Richmond Y is a strong leader in Youth Development, offering programming at Argonne, Lafayette and Jefferson Elementary Schools. 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 know that they are part of something great!

YMCA Afterschool programs incorporate a variety of structured enrichment activities that are developmentally appropriate, engaging, and reflect participants' areas of interest. Outdoor recreation and play are important components of the program experience, and academic support is offered daily during study hall. 

Our staff are trained in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and a series of Youth Development Modules. They meet weekly to plan enrichment 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. Financial assistance is offered by application for program offerings at all schools. 

** 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 **

For questions regarding financial assistance, please contact Maria Santos at msantos@ymcasf.org

Argonne Elementary K-5th Grade

Argonne Elementary (K-5th grade)

Site Coordinator: Stephanie Brennan

License #: 384000352

680 18th Ave

Argonne Afterschool  Hours: M–F • 2:00pm-6:00pm 

415 635 5499 • sbrennan@ymcasf.org

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Lafayette Elementary K-5th Grade

Lafayette Elementary (K-5th grade)

Site Coordinator: Gaelle Jeune

License #: 380504578

4545 Anza Street

Lafayette Afterschool  Hours: M–F • 1:00pm-6:00pm

415 317 4882 • gjeune@ymcasf.org

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Jefferson Elementary K-5th Grade

Jefferson Elementary

Site Coordinator: Alex Zussman

License #: 384004113

1725 Irving St Jefferson

Jefferson Before/Afterschool Hours: M–F • 7:15am-8:40am & 2:40pm-6:00pm

Site Phone Number 415 635 5547 • kschroder@ymcasf.org

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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.

Stephanie Brennan
415.666.9612

Stephanie is a long term San Francisco and Richmond District resident. Her journey to the YMCA started with the desire to work for an organization that encouraged the growth of a community, and its youth. Stephanie is excited to be part of a team that promotes positive youth development!

Gaelle Jeune
415.666.9605

Gaelle is passionate about youth and development. She has worked with youth of different cultures and backgrounds from the East Coast, the South, the Mid-West and now the West Coast. She believes in the Y’s endeavors of positive influence in our youth through life-changing programming.

Kelsey Schroder
415.635.5547

Kelsey couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Richmond Y community! Her passion for youth empowerment takes many forms; from tutoring, to coaching, to spoken word poetry. She looks forward to learning and growing alongside her students at Jefferson Elementary.