Monday, 07 August 2017 10:06

After School, Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

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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 form 3 to 6 p.m. according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization. As children transition from summer to fall, the Oswego YMCA is offering programs to school-aged children throughout the Oswego City and Mexico School Districts 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 essential time to help increase children’s success in school,” said Kyle Boeckmann School Age Childcare Director of the Oswego YMCA “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 Oswego YMCA’s afterschool program youth receive help with homework and tutoring and can also explore ARTS, LITERACY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SCIENCE AND MORE.

For more information about the Oswego YMCA’s afterschool program, please contact Kyle Boeckmann SACC Director at 315-342-6082 OR [email protected] or visit www.oswegoymca.org

### About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – 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. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

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