Before And After School Enrichment

All kids deserve the chance to learn, grow and thrive in a positive, supportive atmosphere. Children who participate in safe, high quality enrichment programs are more engaged in school, exhibit better behavior, and achieve higher grades and test scores.

Most of our Child Development Centers, which can be found throughout the Portland and Vancouver regional area, have school enrichment as well as early childhood development programs. YMCA school enrichment programs serve kindergarten through middle school. Our Centers partner with elementary schools in their community to provide before and after school enrichment for those local children.

Our Program

Children at the YMCA explore and develop their interests and talents through a wide range of activities. Children who participate in our school enrichment programs make friends, learn new skills and do their homework in a supportive and learning atmosphere. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

To learn more about our before and after school programs, tuition rates or which location offers these programs, visit the Child Development Center's location page.

Financial Assistance

Our goal is to make our programs affordable for all. Based on available resources and sliding scale eligibility, the Y will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay full fees. Assistance is made possible by generous donations to the Y's Annual Campaign, which funds our scholarships.

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