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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2016 Lights On Afterschool

Although a few months late in posting, we still want to highlight the fun events put on to celebrate the nationally recognized Lights on Afterschool day, Oct. 20. Below we’ve shared some highlights of not just our own out-of-school-time programs, but also a couple others from across the state that participated. Each program works with kids in their own unique ways and…
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NEW M.O.S.T. Program Opens In Mapleton!

We are excited to announce the addition of Mapleton to the SEEC’s Meaningful Out-of-School-Time (M.O.S.T.) Programs! Mapleton students now have the opportunity to engage in activities centered around STEAM and receive homework help. The broad array of enrichment activities will complement their regular classroom academic programs and offer other educational services for the families participating…
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Challenge Accepted!

Cardboard, Recycled Material and an Imagination. YMCA of Cass-Clay’s out-of-school-time program staff attended the South East Education Cooperative’s (SEEC) 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) Summer Conference Aug. 2-3 along with 150 other out-of-school-time educators and walked away with a challenge. “At the conference, 8-year-old Caine challenged us to start a movement to invite kids to build…
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2016 21CCLC Summer Conference Hits Record-High Numbers!

On August 2-3, more than 150 out-of-school time providers from the tri-state area gathered at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo for the 6th annual 21CCLC Summer Conference, making this year our best turnout yet! This year’s conference focused around a fun Superhero theme, as attendees were challenged to “Find the Afterschool Superhero in YOU!” Over…
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Griggs County Central M.O.S.T. Program Takes An Extra Step To Support The Arts

 Cooperstown, N.D. – In support of its efforts to promote community arts, Griggs County Central’s Meaningful Out of School Time (M.O.S.T.) program contracted with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre from Barrette, Minn. to provide two professional actors to teach and rehearse with students, K-12, prior to the musical theaters June 4 production of the “Aladdin &…
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