REACH at National School District A Safe Place for After School Child Care

What is REACH? Recreation, Education and Academics for Children, one of several state-funded Expanded Learning Programs (ELP) offered by the YMCA of San Diego County in partnership with the National School District.

Our Vision
The YMCA of San Diego County partners with local school districts, families, and communities to offer students safe and nurturing expanded learning programs that prepare them for college, career, and life.  

This free program provides structured academic, physical and social activities for Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 6 students from one of the following elementary school sites in National City:

SchoolEmailPhoneAM HoursPM HoursMin. Hours
Central [email protected] (619) 836-93657:00-8:403:00-6:001:25-6:00
El Toyon[email protected](619) 836-93667:00-8:403:00-6:001:25-6:00
Ira Harbison [email protected](619) 836-93676:30-8:152:35-6:001:00-6:00
John Otis [email protected](619) 836-93686:30-8:152:35-6:001:00-6:00
Kimball [email protected](619) 836-93697:00-8:403:00-6:001:25-6:00
Las Palmas [email protected](619) 836-93706:30-8:152:35-6:001:00-6:00
Lincoln Acres [email protected](619) 836-93716:30-8:152:35-6:001:00-6:00
Olivewood [email protected] (619) 836-93727:00-8:403:00-6:001:25-6:00
Palmer Way[email protected](619) 836-93736:30-8:152:35-6:001:00-6:00
Rancho De La Nacion[email protected](619) 836-9374  7:00-8:403:00-6:001:25-6:00


How to Apply to the REACH After School Program

Enrollment & Participation Information

  • All students from Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 6 who attend REACH schools can apply.
  • Applications can be turned into the school site.

Important Documents and PDF Forms

  • REACH Application Packet (Coming soon!)

Questions? Contact Us for More Information

If you would like to learn more about the REACH program provided by the YMCA of San Diego County, please contact one of the staff below:

For questions about the application, enrollment, and general information, contact:

To contact the Program Director: