Supporting kids before and after school
Developed in partnership with the National Institute of Out-of-School Time, our middle school curriculum offers comprehensive, age-appropriate, and fun learning experiences! The curriculum inspires a thirst for learning and encourages students to nurture their own individual passions through performance-based learning. We help to increase student achievement and reduce risk-taking behaviors through academic support, as well as health and social enrichment programming.
Our program is mostly run by school-based staff. We know that putting your children in the care of others isn’t always easy, so we strive to give you peace of mind in knowing that your kids are in good care.
All staff must undergo background screening and a 4-hour employee orientation before starting. Throughout the year, staff will also complete 40 hours of program training, monthly in-service training, and participate in monthly staff meetings. All staff must also be CPR/First Aid and AED certified.
Education Leadership Team
Our District Vice President and Program Directors have a combined 105+ years of education experience!
We work hard to provide our students the best chance of success. Our Before and After School utilizes intentional programming that includes:
- Math, reading, and art homework support
- At least 30 minutes of literacy activities per day
- Daily fitness and nutrition education
- Character and leadership development skills
- 21st Century Skill Building and service learning
Why partner with the Y? Because we’re everything an effective partner should be.
More Orange County Public School Principals choose the Y than any other program provider. Our organization has a long and successful track record of bringing schools, families, and communities together and creating initiatives that strengthen everyone involved.
My child was in the program last year, do I need to register again?
Yes, all students—new and recurring—need to register annually.
I don’t see my child’s school listed on the registration page. How can I register for the program?
If your child’s school is not listed as a confirmed site, please contact your school administration directly to secure information related to the services provided.
I’m not planning for my child to attend school until later in the school year, do I need to register now?
There will be an opportunity to register for programming later in the school year. If you chose to register now and your child doesn’t begin the program in the fall, you will be placed on a waiting list for your preferred start date.
I paid the registration fee, what is the next step?
Please check your email for a link to complete the registration forms. The email will come from the PlayerSpace platform. If you don’t receive an email, please check your spam/junk mail and then mark PlayerSpace as a safe sender. All registered families will receive an email indicating when the specific weeks are available for purchase.
Additional YMCA programs for Middle School Students
Youth in Government
YIG is a yearlong model government program that allows students to serve their community.Learn More
Local leaders and volunteer mentors work with students to help to develop their plans for the future.Learn More
Your child’s safety is our priority. Find out more about our commitment to keeping kids safe.
Day Camp at the Y
Activities include weekly field trips, nature activities, arts and crafts, and so much more!
Get in Touch
Do you have a question about our Middle School programs? Let us know!