After school, the Y helps kids reach their potential


Providing youth with opportunities to continue to learn and engage in meaningful activities at the end of the school day can boost their academic success. To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, branches of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA are offering afterschool programs to school-aged children.  The Y’s afterschool programs combine academics with play and offer a caring and safe environment for youth who would otherwise be left unsupervised.

During the school year, 15.1 million U.S. children are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according to the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness advocacy organization.  The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA encourages parents/caregivers to make sure that children are involved in safe, educational experiences after school.

YMCA afterschool programs promote a love for learning, social and emotional development, healthy choices, character and creativity, and provide children with an extra support system through positive role models to help them achieve and reach their full potential.

Studies show participation in afterschool programs help boost school attendance and academic performance and reduces gaps in academic achievement among children from disadvantaged households.

We strive to meet the needs of our families, while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. For more information about all the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA afterschool programs, please navigate to the CCCY Branch closest to your school system from the list on the list or call 203 777 9622.