Wilmington elementary students get YMCA before-, after-school programs


By Diana Miller - For The News Journal



WILMINGTON — Wilmington elementary school students will have the opportunity to participate in a YMCA program before and after school beginning Monday, Feb. 29.

The YMCA of Greater Dayton is partnering with Wilmington City Schools to provide the best care possible for students throughout the district in grades K-5. An enrichment program will be offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to first bell and from last bell to 6 p.m. at the Holmes Elementary Location.

Busing will be offered for students who attend Denver Place or East End Elementary Schools. The program will follow the Wilmington School calendar.

The program provides homework support, snack, group work, individual development, and activities involving games, arts and crafts, and music, all of which will allow students to have fun while making new friends and learning new skills in a safe environment. The program will implement the YMCA’s four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The YMCA hopes to encourage students to become enthusiastic about reading and writing and to bring out students’ creativity. The program will use a curriculum that will help guide nutrition lessons and making conscious decisions on being active.

For additional information about the program, please contact Tiffani Armontroutt, Program Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater Dayton by calling 937-499-0779. Information is also available online at www.ymcaonline.org.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

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By Diana Miller

For The News Journal

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