Shore YMCA offers after-school program

JERSEY SHORE — A new school year is filled with potential — a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however — at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where they are unsupervised from 3 to 6 p.m. according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization.

As children transition from summer to fall, the YMCA is offering programs to school-aged children throughout North Central Pennsylvania school districts to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, the Y’s programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours after school. Whether through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year.

“One in five children do not have someone to care for them after school, an essential time to help increase children’s success in school,” said Chad Eberhart, CEO of The River Valley Regional YMCA. “Afterschool at the Y is an opportunity for families to ensure their kids are receiving additional support, continued learning and a chance to participate in meaningful activities that can inspire children’s motivations and abilities to succeed.”

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career. In the YMCA’s afterschool program youth receive homework and literacy support, and can also explore arts and humanities, science and technology, and social competence and conflict-resolution. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.

The River Valley Regional YMCA serves 12 school districts, including Jersey Shore, throughout North Central Pennsylvania. For more information about the YMCA’s School Age child Care Program, please contact your local branch today!