MOST Kids Play Scientists In LaMoure

–Story taken from LaMoure Chronicle– Six MOST (Meaningful Out of School Time) kids and five parents parents participated in Family Fun Day, February 22, 2017. Kids with their parents split into three groups and pretended to be “Little Scientists.” One group consisted of John Witchey, his mother, Ash Boos and stepfather, Josh Severson. Their activity…
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Spring Is Coming – Learning How Flowers Survive

Earlier this month students attending Wahpeton Youth Club learned how flowers survive using food coloring to show how water moves up the flower stem to feed the rest of the plant’s body! “We used red and blue food coloring to change the color of the flower. It took a couple of days, but the flower…
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YMCA Afterschool Program Is Jazzing Up Gym Time

Knowing what to do when you enter a gym space, eliminating guesswork and becoming more self-sufficient Gym time to some kids means throwing balls, chasing each other, and running wild! To after school program teachers, gym time can mean chaos and confusion. I have never been the athletic type, and I am definitely not a…
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Engineers In The Making!

Madison YMCA afterschool program students LOVE putting their creative skills to work. Explore Zone: 25-30 minutes of learning, exploring and gaining self-confidence through expression. Today’s explore zone consisted of three domains; STEM, literacy, art. Program leaders introduce the lesson through explanation and an example, and then let the students work and create for the remaining 20-25 minutes.…
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