Ensuring A Brighter Future

The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y After School operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site After School locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.

Afterschool Registration Information

The YMCA hosts 15 sites across Gaston County, 13 are onsite at the school and two YMCAs, Central and Stowe, also offer the program.

  • School Based Site –
    •  Belmont Central, Brookside, Carr, Cherryville Elementary, Costner, Gardner Park, Lowell, New Hope, Page Primary, Pinewood, Robinson, Sherwood, WA Bess, and Hawk’s Nest (hosted at Robinson)
  • YMCA Based Site (schools transported) –
    • Central – Pleasant Ridge, Grier Middle, York Chester Middle, WC Friday Middle, Sadler, Woodhill, HH Beam, Piedmont Charter Elementary & Middle, Lingerfeldt, Holbrook Middle, Victory Christian, St. Michael, WC Friday Middle.
    • Stowe – Catawba Heights, Ida Rankin, McAdenville, North Belmont, Belmont Middle, Cramerton Middle, Mt. Holly Middle

To find your school and Afterschool location, please visit our Afterschool page.

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