Central Coast YMCA Announces Excel Beyond the Bell

2020 Outside of School program

July 27, 2020

Monterrey, CA. (July 27, 2020) — The Central Coast YMCA is filling a need with schools going to distance learning by offering four curriculum-based outside-of-school programs through its Excel Beyond the Bell program.

Youth will do distance learning as part of this four-part curriculum, which will be branch-specific, and includes Character Development Learning Institute, Youth Fit 4 Life, Enrichment Activities, and Homework Time.

Here are some brief details of each program:

Character Development Learning Institute

CDLI Is a licensed, evidence-based program through Y-USA that reflect the Y’s holistic approach to youth development and Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.

CDLI integrates social and emotional learning to cultivate values, skills, attitudes, and behaviors including grit, motivation, and a growth mindset necessary for youth to reach their full potential in learning, work and in life.

Youth Fit 4 Life

This program is available at participating YMCA program locations and works to improve the health of young children by promoting an appreciation for a healthy, physically active lifestyle into adulthood.

Children participate in the program four times per week for 45 minutes in each session. Each session includes physical fitness activities and a short educational component where children learn about healthy eating and setting goals.

Enrichment Activities

The Y’s program utilizes developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth. The Y provides a warm, caring and fun environment that stimulates their natural curiosity and encourages personal expression.

Children develop communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills through play, interaction with other children, and exploration of their environment.

Homework Time

It is the Y’s goal to provide students with an academically rewarding program that promotes social development in a safe environment.

The Y’s programs will include homework and distance learning assistance, reading/language arts, mathematics, history, social studies, and science. A broad range of activities may be implemented based on local student needs and interests.

 

For more information call (831) 757-4633 or visit www.centralcoastymca.org.

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About the Central Coast YMCA

The Central Coast YMCA was formed in 1989 with the merger of two independent YMCAs: the Salinas Community YMCA (founded in 1921) and the Watsonville Family YMCA (founded in 1898). The YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, which began as a USO in 1941, merged with the Central Coast YMCA in 1990. The South County YMCA became the fourth branch of the Central Coast YMCA in 1998 and the YMCA of San Benito County followed as the fifth branch in 1999.

CCYMCA is an independent, private, nonprofit corporation, a part of the YMCA of the USA, but responsible for its own policies, programs, and budgets. It employs 27 full-time employees, about 225 part-time employees, and 120 volunteers who impact approximately 40,000 people in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties.