Afterschool

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.


Programs at Stowe


CAREGIVERS WITH CHARACTER

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training   This American Red Cross Babysitter training provides youth who are planning to babysit, with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to children and infants.  This course focuses on developing leadership abilities, building a Babysitting business, helping children behave,  learning basic child care and basic…

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Stowe Spring Break Camp

When school is out, the Y is ready to keep your children’s mind and muscles active with full days of fun! During Spring Break, our focus is on fun. As we prepare for the summer season, campers will experience huddle time, devotions, group challenges, archery, swimming and more! Each day, campers will need to bring…

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2016 – 2017 YMCA Afterschool

Register today! The Y is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, age-appropriate afterschool enrichment for your child when you cannot be there yourself. The program is available from school dismissal until 6:00 pm following the Gaston County School calendar. Children are served at both School Based Sites and at YMCA sites.  Take a look at the…

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Afterschool Swim Lessons

Afterschool Swim Lessons available at the Stowe Family YMCA starting September 14th!

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Afterschool Added Benefit

Afterschool and Beyond! The YMCA Afterschool program offers care to students from 35 schools. Between 2:00 and 6:00 pm each Afterschool location focuses on homework help, active play, and social interactions at their sites. The YMCA is excited to offer four special programs to these students. Registration in these programs includes transportation from their afterschool site….

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