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YMCA: Y Learning Academic After school Program

The Y Learning Academic After school Tutorial Program of the YMCA is a unique program that is available to students of Hope Charter Leadership Academy.  Y Learning is an after school tutorial program that has been designed as a school partnership with teachers, administrators, students, parents and the YMCA counselors; by extending academic and social support to students in grades K - 5. The program's main purpose is to increase reading, writing, and math achievement through experiences that include a emphasis on social, emotional, and character development. Providing well-structured and engaging activities that inspire children to learn using a variety of innovative methods is reflected through the multidisciplinary approach.  Students participate in our after school program at no cost to our families.  Program hours are Monday - Friday from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm on regular school days and 11:30 am - 6:00 pm on Early Release school days.  Snacks are provided for students each day. Assisted learning activities per grade include: 

Kindergarten & First Grades: 

  • Small group reading led by volunteers and staff
  • Homework assistance and tutorial
  • Computer Lab Time using i-Ready (individualized online instructional tool for blended learning in reading and math)
  • Recreation time (focusing on youth health and wellness, and character building)


Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades: 

  • Reading time with a focus on comprehension
  • Homework assistance and tutorial
  • Computer Lab Time using i-Ready (individualized online instructional tool for blended learning in reading and math)
  • Interactive learning activities in stations
  • Skill practice: reading, writing, math
  • Recreation/Structured Games time (focusing on health and wellness, peer socialization, and character building)