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2020-2021 Y-PALS After School Enrichment Program

During the first quarter of the Fall 2020 school year, the only Y-Pals sites that are available for registration are within Olympia School District. Unit 5 school district has moved to remote learning. To learn details on the support that the YMCA is providing these families, click here for Y Academy pricing, structure and background. 


Registration rates are per child. 

Spring Registration: March 16, 2020 - April 17, 2020; $30 Member/ $40 Prospective Member

Early Registration: July 1, 2020 - August 2, 2020; $40 Member/ $50 Prospective Member

Open Registration: August 3, 2020 - August 23, 2020; $50 Member/ $60 Prospective Member

Late Registration: August 24, 2020 - End of school year; $75 Member and Prospective Member

Registration reserves your child's spot in YPALS for the entire school year. Once you have registered for the program, your child may attend at any point during the school year. 


  • The development of character traits (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility)
  • Improvement of social, emotional, and cognitive behavior
  • Provide a safe and reliable environment that gives parents peace of mind
  • Encourage lasting relationships across all levels with children, parents, and school administration
The sites listed below include enrichment programming before and after school. 

Towanda Elementary School

Northpoint Elementary School 

The sites listed below include enrichment programming after school. 

Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Calvary United Methodist Church for Calvary UMC Preschool, Grove & Prairieland Elementary


The Y-Pals program is for children grades K-5 attending school at one of the program sites (above). The program is implemented by trained and paid YMCA staff many of whom are majoring in Elementary education at Illinois State University or Illinois Wesleyan University.

Parents can expect a consistent structured environment that will include homework help, sports/games, snack, and arts and crafts. Moreover, the Y offers  affordable, flexible payment terms, that allows you to pay for only the days you attend! Scholarships are made available to those who qualify through our Strong Kids Program.

Select sites will host before school programming. Stay tuned in July for more information!


See the parent handbook for more details on your child's specific rates, programming and transportation.

YPALS 2020-2021 Parent Handbook

YPALS 2020-2021 Registration Form


For more information, contact the Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall, at

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