The Kenosha YMCA Before and After school program is offered throughout the community and is more than just a safe place before and after school for students. The BASE (Before and After School Enrichment) program is focused on enrichment and learning for everyday life. The Y believes in strengthening communities through youth development because a community is stronger when all children have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.
The caring YMCA staff follows all state licensing standards while nurturing the potential of every child. Daily structured activities that teach the Four Core Values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring are balanced with “choice-free time.”
The YMCA Before and After School program offers care to children at the YMCA building and several KUSD schools, including:
Before-school care opens at 6:30 am until school starts, and after-school care is available from dismissal until 6:00 pm.
The Y’s BASE program provides students with:
- Homework Assistance/Academic Support
- Daily Physical Activity
- Social-Emotional Learning including the areas of personal responsibility, decision making, building friendships, and time management
- Cultural Understanding and Appreciation
- The Arts
- Community Service
- Nutrition Education including healthy snacks
Enrollment forms can be downloaded, saved as a PDF, and submitted to the Youth and Site Director at the BASE locations or the Kenosha YMCA Member Service Desk. Enrollment is accepted year-round, and students may begin attending within two business days of providing the required forms.
A one-time registration fee of $30 per child* is required for participants at the time of enrollment. Families with multiple children receive 10% OFF fees for each additional child attending the program. Wisconsin Works is accepted, and a co-pay may apply.
Children enrolled in BASE also receive a FREE Kenosha YMCA Youth Membership! The Y welcomes people of all ages, abilities, incomes, ethnicity, and religions. When you join, you become part of a worldwide organization that helps members improve their spirit, mind, and body while building a stronger sense of community.
The first day of school for KUSD students is September 1, 2021! Take some time today to enroll your child in enriching before and after school care.