The YMCA is set to launch its first programs in Saranac Lake this spring and plans to expand its offerings later in the year.
Representatives of the YMCA, the village of Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Central School District, North Country Community College and Citizen Advocates met recently to discuss and refine the initial programs the YMCA could offer in Saranac Lake. Feedback from the community, through a survey and a public meeting held last year, has been used by the group to identify gaps in services that the YMCA could meet.
Starting the week of April 29, the YMCA will offer its Y’s Time afterschool care program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Petrova Elementary School. These two-day-a-week, hour-long sessions will be open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade and will run until the end of the school year in June. Y’s Time will include a healthy snack, physical activity and a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) project.
The spring Tuesday and Thursday Y’s Time sessions will cost $5 per student. Financial assistance is available. The school district will provide bussing to Bloomingdale Elementary School students who register for the program.
Registration information will be sent home with each student. For more information on the upcoming Y’s Time program, contact the Greater Malone YMCA at (518) 483-2354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.