Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we work every day to help them set and achieve personal and educational goals. Millions of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through the Y. Leadership and academic enrichment programs—including The ARK, Preschool Discovery, Sam's and Achievers—along with our dedicated efforts to close the academic achievement gap for low-income youth ensure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future.

 

Our Offerings Include:
 

ARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The ARK Child Development Center located at the William K. Nitterhouse YMCA Family Program Center is a state of the art early education facility for preschool children ages 3-5.

 

PRESCHOOL DISCOVERY CENTER
Children will follow a theme-based curriculum based on the Chambersburg Area School District’s Kindergarten Readiness Program.

 

HOMESCHOOL GYM-N-SWIM
Recreational swimming and open gym time are provided for home schoolers.

 

SAM'S PROGRAM
Provides a safe, nurturing and consistent environment where low-income and/or at-risk children have accessibility to structured developmental activities that cultivate a healthy spirit, mind and body.

 

ACHIEVERS
Offers teenage youth from low-income families and first-generation, college-bound students who demonstrate potential for academic and professional achievement the opportunity to be exposed to educational, career, and character developmental programs.