EXCEL AFTER THE BELL
The Y-Pals program is for children grades K-5 attending school at one of the program sites. 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 allow you to pay for only the days you attend! Scholarships are made available to those who qualify through our Strong Kids Program.
YPals at Unit 5 Schools
YPals After School Enrichment is offered at Cedar Ridge Elementary School, Northpoint Elementary School, Carlock Elementary School and Towanda Elementary School. Programming is offered at each site after school and on early dismissal days.
YPals at Olympia Elementary Schools
YPals After School Enrichment is offered at all Olympia Elementary Schools after school. Programming is offered at each site after school.
Early Outs with Y Pals
Don't stress about after school care on days when the kiddos get out early; register for Early Outs with Y Pals! Y Pals participants at Towanda, Fox Creek, Cedar Ridge, Northpoint, and Olympia North are welcome to join us on days with early dismissal to enjoy the Y Pals experience!
Note: you must be a Y PALS participant at one of these locations to register for this program. Separate registration required.
A teacher will escort them after dismissal.
They will develop character traits including respect, honesty, responsibility, and caring. They will make lasting friendships and improve on their social, emotional, and cognitive abilities. They will be provided a snack, play games, do crafts, work on homework, and other fun S.T.E.M. activities.
All registrations can be completed online, in-person, or over the phone.
Face coverings are highly encouraged, but not required.
A written notice must be submitted to the Youth Development email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the Monday before (one week in advance) in order to avoid being billed for that week. If a cancellation request is received after the Monday before but before the start of the week, a system credit will be issued for a future week. If a cancellation request is received after the start of the week, no refund will be given.
Late payments will have an added fee of $10 and must be paid prior to the start of the Y PALS week.
Returned payments will have an added fee of $25 and must be paid prior to the start of the Y PALS week.