Now that school is back in session, enrollment is also open for before and after-school care through the YMCA.
This year, the YMCA is offering a new curriculum that's only available at eight other YMCA branches across the country.
Children from 15 Monroe County school districts attend the before and after-school programs. There are 10 YMCA's in Monroe County and more than 30 community locations.
The YMCA says its focus is on providing an educational setting that'll help kids in areas of math, science and literacy. This new curriculum model is being tested in 30 cities including the Rochester area.
Nine core components include things like tutoring, leadership development, health and wellness and college and career readiness.
"It's not just more of the same before, after-school, but it's a whole new really interactive fun way for them to do that. Like today they're learning about nutrition and measurement by making yogurt parfaits," said Sara Lewis, Rochester YMCA's Vice President of Youth Development. "Or they're learning about science, they're doing Lego robotics. So all things that support those during the day, core components, but just in a whole new way that really allows them to have a lot of fun before and after school."
Enrollment is open, so check with your neighborhood YMCA and also your school district to see what the options are. Financial aid is available and DHS funding is also accepted.