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  • After School, Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y
    8/10/2017

    As children transition from summer to fall, the YMCA of Snohomish County is offering programs to school-aged children throughout Snohomish County to keep youth active, busy, and engaged during out-of-school time. Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, the Y’s programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours after school. Whether through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year.

    EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 10, 2017 – A new school year is filled with potential—a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however—at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where they are unsupervised from 3 to 6 pm according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization.

    As children transition from summer to fall, the YMCA of Snohomish County is offering programs to school-aged children throughout Snohomish County to keep youth active, busy, and engaged during out-of-school time. Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, the Y’s programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours after school. Whether through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year.

    “One in five children do not have someone to care for them after school, an important time to help increase children’s success in school,” said Ka’ ohe Wong, Senior Program Director, YMCA of Snohomish County. “Afterschool at the Y is an opportunity for families to ensure their kids are receiving additional support, continued learning, and a chance to participate in meaningful activities that can inspire children’s motivations and abilities to succeed.”

    The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career. In the Y’s afterschool program youth receive homework assistance, healthy snacks, physical activity, and enrichment opportunities.

    Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. In addition, DSHS subsidies are welcome and there is a multi-child discount for families with more than one child from the same household.

    The YMCA of Snohomish County employs Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in our afterschool programs that help build a healthier future for our nation’s children by encouraging healthy eating habits, limiting screen time and providing physical activity to keep every child healthy.

    For more information about before and after school child care, visit ymca-snoco.org/sacc or contact your local YMCA of Snohomish County branch.

    Everett Family YMCA

    2720 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett – 425 258 9211

     

    Marysville Family YMCA

    6420 60th Drive NE, Marysville – 360 653 9622

     

    Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA

    14033 Fryelands Blvd., Monroe – 360 805 1879

     

    Mukilteo Family YMCA

    10601 47th Place West, Mukilteo – 425 493 9622

     

    Mill Creek Family YMCA

    13723 Puget Park Drive, Everett, WA 98208 – 425 337 0123

     

    Stanwood-Camano YMCA

    7213 267th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292 – 360 629 9622

     

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    About YMCA of Snohomish County

    The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Snohomish County has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901 and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y offers programs, services, and initiatives to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. For more information please visit us online at ymca-snoco.org.

    Contact:

    Ka’ ohe Wong
    Senior Program Director
    YMCA of Snohomish County
    360 804 2167
    kwong@ymca-snoco.org

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