Learn, grow, and thrive in our YMCA Afterschool program, offered for K5 - 8th grades! During Afterschool, we'll provide homework assistance, enrichment activities, and a healthy snack. To begin attending our Afterschool program, participants must register no later than Wednesday (of the previous week) in order to be added on the roster the following Monday. An annual registration fee of $50 per child is due at time of registration for the school year.

Afterschool care hours (during in-class instruction days): 2:15 - 6:00pm
Program ends promptly at 6:00pm. There is a $1 per minute late fee for pick-up after 6pm. This fee is due at the time of pick-up. 
Weekly cost (per child): $65 for Y members, $95 for non-members


Please note: participants who register online (versus in-person) will be automatically opted-in to weekly scheduled payments. You can edit this at any time by logging into your YMCA account portal. If you registered in-person, you still have the option to scheduled automatic weekly payments in your YMCA account portal.

Participating Schools for Full-Day/After School Childcare

Please ensure students are registered under the school location they physically attend.

Note asterisks (*) where rosters are full for 23/24 year, but you may still register to be on a waitlist.

Elementary Schools

A.J. Whittenberg

Augusta Circle

Blythe Academy

East North Street Academy*

Sterling School

Stone Academy

Summit Drive Elementary

Sara Collins Elementary


Middle Schools

Beck Academy

Fisher Middle

Greenville Middle

Hughes Middle

League Middle


We require a minimum of three children to pick up at a school.

We currently have spots available at the following schools:

Brushy Creek Elementary

Buena Vista Elementary

Green Charter School K-2 Grade

Pelham Road Elementary 

Taylors Elementary 

Chandler Creek Elementary

Crestview Elementary

Mitchell Road Elementary

Green Charter Middle

We currently have a waitlist for the follow schools:

Woodland Elementary 

Northwood Middle


We require a minimum of five children to pick up at a school.

Held at the Travelers Rest First Baptist Church at 20 McElhaney Road in downtown Travelers Rest.

Elementary Schools

Gateway Elementary

Heritage Elementary

Slater Marietta Elementary

Duncan Chapel Elementary

Tigerville Elementary 


Middle School

Northwest Middle School


We require a minimum of three children to pick up at a school.

Elementary Schools

Hollis Academy

The Judson Community Center provides after school care for students in the Judson community. For information about rates and registration at Judson, contact Mykeva Floyd.

We require a minimum of three children to pick up at a school.

K5 - 5th grade Afterschool for the 23/24 year will be held at Life Spring Community Church (437 Holland Road, Simpsonville).

6th-8th grade Afterschool for the 23/24 year will be held at Prisma Health Family YMCA.

Elementary Schools

Bells Crossing Elementary

Bethel Elementary

Bryson Elementary

Greenbrier Elementary

Mauldin Elementary

Monarch Elementary*

Oakview Elementary

Plain Elementary

Rudolph Gordon (K5-8th)

Simpsonville Elementary


Middle Schools

Bryson Middle School

Hillcrest Middle School

Langston Charter Middle School*

Mauldin Middle School


We require a minimum of three children to pick up at a school.

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE Our Afterschool Program is designed to provide your child with the perfect after school experience. We believe our program is unique because of our attention to building a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Some components include:

DAILY HOMEWORK SUPPORT During afterschool, the Y is committed to provide 30-45 minutes per day for kids to start their homework. We want to make sure your child has an intentional amount of quiet time to focus and work on school assignments, where staff and volunteers are available to answer questions and provide support. While homework help is provided, we feel it is also important for the parent to have an active role in their child’s homework. Homework help is only part of our afterschool program. We will also incorporate “brain breaks” throughout the day to allow students time for other activities and socialization. Our YMCA staff team will work in partnership with your family to support academic success through assistance with classwork and homework assignments are successfully submitted by required deadlines will ultimately fall to participants’ families.

DAILY ACTIVE PLAY Each day the kids will have a little play time to burn off some energy before they hit the books. Kids will participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate to rigorous physical activity. This could be kickball or soccer, jump rope and hopscotch, or tag games and fitness challenges. The options are endless! We’ll also provide a healthy snack for them every day.

AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT Participants also will receive one 45-minute academic enrichment program weekly to enhance the overall exposure to a balanced curriculum. This includes nutrition and wellness, 21st Century skills, college and career exploration, leadership development, service learning, arts and crafts, and global learning. All kids have potential and should have the opportunity to discover who they are, to express themselves, and to be nurtured to believe anything is possible. The Y works to improve the educational readiness, engagement, and outcomes of children so they can pursue their best possible future.

VALUES-BASED PROGRAMMING What makes the Y experience unique is our commitment to promote Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith in all we do. This is done through devotions, small group discussions, academic enrichment, character development, and positive reinforcement of behaviors by great staff role models.