Before & After School

Before & After School

School Enrichment

We're a local and national leader in-school enrichment programs, with a proven track record where youth can learn, grow and thrive.

If you are looking for before and after school enrichment programs in the Portland and Vancouver regional areas, look no further than the YMCA. Our programs are easily accessible and available at our health and wellness facilities, in local schools and at our child development centers. 

From science to cooking to martial arts, we have something for your students. Many of our programs focus on providing a learning atmosphere and a place where homework can be completed in a supportive environment. Children who participate in our school enrichment programs make friends and learn new skills. They also explore and develop their interests and talents through a wide range of activities.

Children who participate in our safe, high-quality enrichment programs are more engaged in school, exhibit better behavior and achieve higher grades and test scores. With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, YMCA school enrichment programs help children learn to be their best selves.

Flexible scheduling allows part-time and full-time options for morning care, after school care, or a variety of both packages to meet your family’s needs. We also offer financial assistance for families that qualify. 

For more information and to get your child registered, please contact our Program Office at 503.327.0007 or 

Program Offerings

School Sites

Our before and after school enrichment programs are offered at more than 30 local school sites during the school year. Our programs are open to students in kindergarten through middle school, and focuses on social growth and academic enhancement.

Child Development Centers

Before and after school programs are available at most of our YMCA Child Development Centers where we serve local schools in those communities. Children who participate in our school enrichment programs make friends, learn new skills and do their homework in a supportive and learning atmosphere.

After School Enrichment Classes

Our after school opportunities are designed to be more than just an after school babysitting service. Students learn new skills, create new inventions and masterpieces and build strong friendships. 

Youth & Teen Centers

Our Youth & Teen Centers are a safe space for all middle and high school aged kids to come after school hours, Saturdays and over school breaks.