After school programs in Wilkes Barre



Before and after school activities can bring together communities and improve academic outcomes for the children involved. Research has shown that children enrolled in after school care are less likely to become involved in criminal or risky behaviors during their adolescence.

Our before and after school activities are designed to teach children important socialization and academic skills. With a safe and structured learning environment, we can greatly extend the education of our children with fun and interactive after school programs.

Whether it’s engaging in fun art projects or playing team based sports in the gym, the memories your children form at the Y will last a lifetime.

The YMCA offers fun before and after school activities designed to keep children physically active, as well as mentally stimulated. The skills we can provide today’s youth will go a long ways in shaping the world of tomorrow.

Serving: Grades K-6 at all Wilkes-Barre Area Schools, Bear Creek and Dana St. Elementary

Our Program Includes:

  • Transportation To and From School
  • Homework Assistance
  • Healthy Snack and Dinner
  • Swim Lessons
  • S.T.E.A.M Curriculum
  • Organized Gym Activities
  • 1/2 Days; Act 80; School Delays; Snow Days

***Coordinated Child Care Participating Facility***

Open 7AM – Pick up by 6PM
5 day week/$90
3 day week/$65

Download our 2020-2021 After School Registration Information

For more information email our Youth Director, Ashlee Rittenhouse or 570-970-5039

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