Through afterschool programs, thousands of youth in Long Beach are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, education and achievement.
- When the school day ends, continued learning can have a positive influence on how well youth perform in school.
- When kids attend afterschool programs at the Y, they improve their study habits and reading skills, build healthy eating and physical activity habits, and gain exposure to the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), global learning and more.
- Y afterschool programs align with children and teens’ interests, perspectives, ideas and customs in an effort to help them feel valued by peers and staff through daily leadership opportunities.
- Families of youth in afterschool programs feel more informed and included in program and their development.