The Y's afterschool programs foster each child's cognitive, social-emotional and physical development through opportunities and experiences that focus on achievement, relationships and belonging. Each activity is offered in a safe environment consistent with evidence-based principles of youth development: each child is encouraged to develop at their own unique rate by encouraging skill development and frequent leadership opportunities.
Families are viewed as partners with the Y and are provided opportunities to work, play, learn and grow together as a family unit. We collaborate with other organizations that are committed to serving the needs of all children and families. Thanks to these collaborations, the Y delivers consistent quality programs.
The Y's Before & After School program offers high-quality care right at your student's school. We're currently serving the Des Moines Public Schools at Findley Elementary, and Waukee Community School District at Brookview, Eason and Waukee Elementary schools.
We Offer School Age Programs at These Locations
John R. Grubb Community YMCA1611 11th St. Des Moines, 50314 Get Directions 515-246-0791 Branch Hours
|MON:||9 am - 7 pm|
|TUE:||9 am - 7 pm|
|WED:||9 am - 7 pm|
|THU:||9 am - 7 pm|
|FRI:||9 am - 7 pm|
|SAT:||7 am - 2 pm|
Waukee Family YMCA210 N. Warrior Lane Waukee, 50263 Get Directions 515-987-9996 Branch Hours
|MON:||5 am - 9 pm|
|TUE:||5 am - 9 pm|
|WED:||5 am - 9 pm|
|THU:||5 am - 9 pm|
|FRI:||5 am - 8 pm|
|SAT:||6 am - 6 pm|
|SUN:||8 am - 4 pm|
Other Relevant Programs
Youth Enrichment Programs
Enrichment programs at the Y help kids grow and explore through active learning opportunities designed to engage and inspire. Free with a family membership, these programs are sure to keep your kids healthy in mind, spirit and body.View Program
The Y’s teen programs provide youth with the space and guidance to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving. Teens make friends and develop leadership skills in a place where they feel safe, supported and engaged.View Program