Parent Involvement

Join the Parent Advisory Council!

Parents are encouraged to participate in the Parent Advisory Council as a way to keep abreast of current issues and concerns at each YMCA Child Care and Afterschool Program Center. Parents and YMCA staff members come together to share ideas and suggestions regarding program content and quality, family activities, enrichment programs, and other items of interest.

Become a Volunteer!

Parents are welcome to attend field trips as a volunteer or to help at the program center with family events, daily activities and service projects. Parents are also invited to become a part of the YMCA Annual PARTNERS Campaign, where money is raised to provide scholarships for families who would not otherwise be able to participate in Y programs.

"The staff is excellent with the kids. My son really enjoys coming. He even gets upset if I pick him up early. That is very comforting for a parent."

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Afterschool Care YMCA Stories

Dylan Spaulding - Afterschool Care

   
 

My Y story, my favorite experience at the Y is when we went to the movies during the summer because I liked watching the movie. When we got to the movies I couldn't wait to see Despicable Me.

Dylan Spaulding
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Tyler - Camp Oakes

   
 

Camp is one of my favorite places to go. Here are some of the many reasons why. First of all when you're up at camp you are able to express yourself without being judged. I like that you're able to dance and sing all you want. I have been able to learn so much about myself and make new friends. Camp Oakes is like my home away from home. Thank you for letting me visit it year after year. It's my favorite thing to do every summer and hopefully every winter now too.

Tyler
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The staff is very caring and friendly. It is nice to have the Y on the same campus as the school.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE

   
 

The reason why I work for the "Y" KidZone is because I love the kids that we look after. I have grown a strong connection with all the different children. I know we make these kids happy and strong which makes me happy to be here when I work.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MOFFETT FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The staff at Moffett YMCA interact with the students in a very positive manner. Jamie is an excellent director and role model for the students.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Jenna Freemon - WAGON WHEEL FAMILY YMCA

   
 

When I was younger I went to day care afterschool. I enjoyed it and really bonded with some of the leaders. I even thought to myself that being a leader myself would be such a fun job. When I turned 20 I lived right across the street from a YMCA child care. I put in my application, got hired and been with the YMCA 9 years after that. Working here had helped me to grow personally. I love how I can have a job that helps families and children grow up in a safe and fun environment. The YMCA has always let me be creative with my ideas and I could not be happier with my job.

Jenna Freemon
WAGON WHEEL FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

All the teachers have been really nice and helpful. Thanks to Ms Destiny, Ms Teresa, Ms Chante, Ms Amanda, Ms "Panda Amanda" (the other Amanda) and Ms Danielle. My son just adores all of them:) and they will be missed when we transfer to Peterson next year. They're really great with kids!

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

James - CONCORDIA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I love the Y because I love playing football with my friends and I love how fun the Y is. I love the half nighters and clubs. I like how much they care about us and how they take care of us afterschool.

James
CONCORDIA FAMILY YMCA

Julia Cesana - SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Dear YMCA Staff, what I like about the YMCA is that we can do all sorts of things, especially coloring because I love it so much. When the YMCA staff is here cleaning we are at home playing, especially Ms. Dana she has to buy everything for us. Even though the YMCA has a lot of rules it's the best place to be.

Julia Cesana
SEACLIFF FAMILY YMCA

Cheyla McLellan - SMITH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

I came to the Y as a child and really enjoyed it and had great relationships with some of the teachers. I really looked up to them, so now as an adult while going to school to become a teacher, I thought what a great way to give back and also become a mentor to children. I love working with children and enjoy working for the Y.

Cheyla McLellan
SMITH FAMILY YMCA