Judson Community Center

The Judson Community Center serves the families of this Hollis Academy neighborhood with the finest in pre-school, after school and summer day camp programs. Judson Community Center is a leader in childcare and the only accredited after school program in Greenville.

To participate or volunteer in any Judson Community Center programs, please call Stephanie Knobel at 864-271-8800 ext. 22 or Corey McDowell at 864-271-8800 extension 23. 


The YMCA Judson Community Center is located at 2 Eighth Street in the Judson Community of Greenville, South Carolina 29611.

Phone: 864-271-8800

Hours of Operation

Pre-school: 7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

Elementary after school: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Middle and high school after school: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Judson Community Center does not provide transportation for the children.


First Step Preschool Program

The First Step preschool program serves kids 3 to 5 years old. It costs $55 per week.

Elementary After School

Children in the elementary school after school program participate in homework assistance, computer activities, crafts and free play. The Judson Community Center also serves as the After School provider for Hollis Academy. Hours for the Elementary After School program are 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The weekly fee is $60 with an annual registration fee of $35 per family. Financial assistance is available based on income and household size.


Teen Programming

Middle and high school students participate in a variety of activities including leadership, community service, life skills, discuss health issues, homework assistance, and college visits. Hours are 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All day summer activities are available during the summer break.

Legacy Charter School After School Program

The YMCA Judson Community Center runs an after school program at the Legacy Charter School. The program runs 4:15-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2:30-6:30 p.m.on Friday. On school holidays, all-day care is provided at the Judson Community Center. Participants also have the option to participate on the Judson Community Center step team. The weekly fee for the Legacy Charter School after school program is $25 per child.

Recent Judson Community Center events

The Souper Bowl

The Souper Bowl is an annual fund-raiser for the YMCA Judson Community Center that brings together chefs, artists, and community supporters. Students in the pre-K program perform and say the blessing before gourmet soups donated by local restaurants are served. This year, students greeted donors with a song. See the video below.