After School Enrichment Classes

Achieve. Belong.

After-school enrichment classes are about your child having fun and learning skills right at school. With a wide range of offerings, you can rest assured that your student will develop their interests while making new friends. We have activities from science to cooking to martial arts that are fun for all students!

Your Y is known locally and nationally as a leader in enrichment programs, with a proven track record in helping youth learn, grow and thrive.


Enrichment Classes at the Y are open to children ages 5-12, depending on location.


Last school year, our Y received over one thousand registrations for our Enrichment Classes.


Your Y provided 215 unique enrichment class sessions last school year at 10 locations around the Portland and Vancouver Metro Area.

After School Enrichment Classes

Beaverton School District

In cooperation with Beaverton Schools, the Y offers after school classes inside district schools. Specific class offerings depend on location. 

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Locations offering After School Programs:

  • Fir Grove Elementary School
  • West TV Elementary School

Hillsboro School District

In cooperation with Hillsboro Schools, the Y offers after school classes inside district schools. Specific class offerings depend on location. 

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Locations offering After School Programs:

  • Lenox Elementary School
  • Quatama Elementary School

Portland Public Schools

In cooperation with Portland Public Schools, the Y has begun to offer after school classes inside district schools. Specific class offerings depend on location. 

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Locations offering After School Programs:

  • Alameda Elementary 
  • Arleta Elementary
  • Beach
  • Faubion
  • Grout
  • Harvey Scott
  • Laurelhurst K-8
  • Lewis
  • Llewellyn
  • Marysville
  • Vernon
  • Vestal

Scappoose School District

Your YMCA has expanded programming to reach the Scappoose community, including offering Enrichment Classes in the district.

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Locations offering After School Programs:

  • Otto Peterson Elementary

Tigard School District

In cooperation with Tigard Schools, the Y offers after school classes inside district schools. Specific class offerings depend on location. 

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Locations offering After School Programs:

  • Alberta Rider
  • Deer Creek
  • Metzger
  • Templeton

Vancouver Public Schools

In continued cooperation with Vancouver Public Schools, the Y offers enrichment classes at elementary schools throughout Vancouver.

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Locations offering After School Programs:

  • Lakeshore Elementary School
  • Salmon Creek Elementary School
  • VITA Elementary School

Sherwood Regional Family YMCA

In our after-school programs, students age 5-12 are given the opportunity to explore and develop their interest and talents in a safe environment with activities that focus on social emotional learning and self-expression. We will offer varying schedule availability for families.

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After School Enrichment | Fall 2023 | Parent Information 

Afterschool Pick-up:  

We will provide transportation after-school for kids that attend Hawksview Elementary school and Middleton Elementary school. Hawksview students will be picked up by YMCA staff on the YMCA bus.  Middleton students will be met by YMCA staff and will walk with a staff member from the school to the YMCA. If your child attends another School in the district you will need to reach out to the district transportation dept to see if there is access to transportation or find your own transportation. 

* Transportation availability can change over the process and development of the program and please inquire if you if have any questions about this at all.  

Hours of Care:  
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri- 2:30 PM - 5:30  PM
Wed, 1:15 PM -5:30 PM  (Early Release Days) 
Half Days- 11:15 AM -5:30 PM (see calendar for dates)  

Please report any days of absence to, phone: 503-862-4017, or call our Welcome center 503.625.9622 to let us know if your child will not be attending our programs.  

Program Schedule: 
After-school enrichment will only be offered on the days school is in session. Varying Schedule available based on participants registration. Parents need to register and choose the days children will be attending. Schedule changes can be made with prior notice and authorization from the program leader. Please provide two weeks' notice of any schedule changes. The program will follow the school district calendar and we will offer alternate programs to enroll children in on non-school days. After-school enrichment will also follow our facility closures. Our facility will also be closed for Y-day's, which are staff development days when all staff participate in continuing education training to better serve our community. No Afterschool enrichment will be offered on these dates. We will share a calendar of these days with you during program enrollment.  

After-school Curriculum and Activities:  
We will use the YMCA after school enrichment curriculum and will provide additional enriching activities and opportunities to explore lots of different interest's kids may have. We will integrate using our facility to have kids be active and healthy. We will have days that will be communicated the week prior where we will take field trips to do enrichment activities outside of the facility. We will get prior authorization and make sure this is well communicated.  

Registration fee: $75 Yearly

5 days a week
Member: $500, Non-Member: $700, non-refundable 

3 days a week 
Member: $360, Non-Member: $456 

2 days a week 
Member: $280, Non-Member: $329 
*Rates are based off monthly enrollment.  

A snack will not be provided. Please pack an additional snack for your child for after-school.  

After-school Schedule 
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Pick up & Indoor/Outdoor play 
3 PM - 3:15 PM: Bathroom Break & Snack 
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM:Enrichment Activity based on the weekly theme (Ex: Reading journal, Math, Science, Art, Cooking, Design & Build, Animation).  
4:15 PM - 5 PM: Gross Motor Enrichment (Ex: Group games, Sports court activities, Rock wall, swimming). 
5 PM - 5:30 PM: Free choice Activity/Parent Pick-up 

*Schedule Subject to change based on season and availability of facility use. We will adjust the schedule for additional care on Early release Wednesdays.  

School Closure & In-Service days: 
We will have additional programs available to register for. Program Schedule will be 8 AM - 5:30 PM on these days listed below. No food will be provided.

Dates: Subject to change based on facility closures and School district closures 
October 26 & 27 – Elementary conference days 
Nov 1 - Half Day of school 
Nov 10 - Non- Contract Day 
Nov 20-22 - Thanksgiving Break  
Dec 1- Teacher Workday 
Dec 18-22- First week of Christmas Break 
Dec 26-29 & Jan 2- Second week of Christmas Break  
Jan 15- MLK Day 
February 19- Presidents Day 
March 11- Teacher Workday 
March 25-29- Spring Break 
April 10- Half Day of School 
May 9 & 10- Elementary Conferences 
June 12-Half Day 

YMCA Closures and No ASE program calendar:  
Dates: Subject to change depending on Facility closures and School District Closures  
September 4- Labor Day  
October 13- Y-Day Facility closed  
November 23 & 24 –Thanksgiving and the day after 
Dec 25 – Christmas Day  
Jan 1 - New Years Day 
May 27 - Memorial Day 
June 13 & 14 – Summer Camp in Service 

Important Information

The Y offers an ever changing catalog of classes throughout the school year. Each session ranges from 3-8 weeks long. General topics covered may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Fitness, Sports & Games
  • US & World History
  • Music
  • Science & Technology
  • Writing & Storytelling

When schools operate on early release schedules, the YMCA program will start earlier to coincide with school release.

Members at our any of our YMCA locations receive at least a 15% discount at all of our child care programs, including Before and After School Child Care. Depending on location, members may also receive early registration benefits.