School Age



After School Care (ages 5-12)

Ever wish your child’s school hours lined up better with your work hours? Our after school care lets you stay flexible. In our programs, parents have peace of mind, knowing their child is in a supportive environment focused on developing their true potential. Our after school program provides transportation from your child’s school to the Y. We provide pick-up service for McAuliffe, Mozart, Moos, Chase, and Funston Elementary. We also provide off-site programming for James Monroe and Frazier Elementary. Care includes healthy snacks, physical activity, nutrition and cooking education, and other school enrichment activities. Additional services include homework assistance, math and reading support, art, sports, trips, events, and a host of other resources students need to succeed. For enrollment and/or financial assistance, please contact Brandy Tobar at 872.315.2340 or

School Days Out

Like most parents, you’re probably already making plans for this year’s holidays. But what about all those days in between, when school is out, but adults have to go back to work? When schools are closed, working parents can turn to the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s School Days Out program to keep children ages 5-12 safe, engaged, and learning — including weather-related closings and Spring and Winter Breaks. You don’t even have to be a YMCA member to attend! From as early as 7 a.m. to as late as 6 p.m., we offer a full day of entertainment, including field trips, games, creative art experiences, and more. To register for a School Day Out, visit our website or call 773.235.2525.  Click here to register

Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Program (ages 13-18)

Based on growing bodies of research, we know that chronic exposure to traumatic stress places thousands of Chicagoland youth at risk of PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sleep disturbance, and somatization. Left untreated, these symptoms can lead to engagement in maladaptive coping mechanisms and behaviors such as drug use, academic failure, selfharm, bullying, gang involvement, incarceration, and early death. YSVP works with adolescent youth through school peace circles, one-on-one mentoring, or group programming such as Urban Warriors, Story Squad, and RISE. For more information on programming please contact Adrian Hernandez, Program Director, at




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