Before & After School Expanded Learning Programs

The YMCA Expanded Learning Programs partners with school districts and charter organizations to provide before school, after school, and summer learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of children and youth through hands-on, engaging learning experiences.

Read Our 2021-2022 Impact Report

Before and After School

For Families
We know how important it is to create safe, supportive, and engaging environments for your child. Check to see if YMCA Expanded Learning Programs are offered at your school!

Find Your School Districts 

Partner With Us

For School Staff
Youth from diverse communities can find a home in our programs as we work with them to improve educational, economic and health equity.

Let's Work Together

Our Mission in Action

For All
More than 87 school sites and an average of 11,000 students daily across the region rely on us for our high-quality education programs.

See our mission at work

About Us

We offer students a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their own passions, both academic endeavors as well diverse cultural experiences outside of class that will prepare them for life.

Contact Us

Donate and Help Your Community

To help our children be equipped with the tools to succeed, Expanded Learning Programs offer engaging physical and academic activities that support young people’s social-emotional well-being. You can make a difference by donating your time or money so we may create programs specific to each community! We greatly appreciate any contribution you make towards this cause because it will have a huge impact on many lives.

Donate Now

Join our team

We are seeking educators who want to provide students with the support they need beyond what's offered in a classroom. Our care-focused staff offers emotional, social, and academic assistance so that 11,000 kids across San Diego can grow! Whether it's leading an interesting science experiment or helping out when you're presented with some difficult math problems - we have something for everyone here.

Search ELP Careers