The Y is one of the nation’s largest childcare providers,
with over 10,000 earlychildhood and afterschool sites
across the USA. The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth provides
afterschool programming in 45 sites across Tarrant County,
serving nearly 2,000 children each day.Our program includes
opportunities for social skills development through group
games and activities, homework help and arts and crafts.
Now, through the Carol M. White PEP Grant, we have added
a new component, Y-Fit.Y-Fit brings our organization’s
impact areas of youth development, healthy living and
social responsibility to life in our afterschool
programs as we incorporate structured physical
activity and nutrition education
into our daily programming.
WHAT: Y-Fit is a fun and engaging physical activity
and nutrition initiative that will complement our
afterschool programs. Y-Fit is the perfect addition to our
existing programs that feature character development,
arts and crafts, group games and homework time, adding
a unique element to afterschool care that reinforces the
Y’s commitment to healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
WHO: Y-Afterschool serves nearly 1,500 elementary and
middle-school aged students participating in the Y's
afterschool program in 45 campuses across Tarrant County.
WHEN: During daily afterschool programming hours,
typically between 2:30 pm and6:00 pm, from September
WHY: Goals of the Y-Fit Afterschool Program are:
• To help students meet state PE standards
• To focus on benefits of regular activity,
proper nutrition and long-term benefits of both
• To provide youth and families with the tools needed
to fight youth obesity and the effects of unhealthy choices
HOW: Y-Fit utilizes the SPARK curriculum, a
research-based physical education curriculum aimed at
increasing physical activity and promoting physical activity
beyond classes. SPARK leads children toward an active
lifestyle through age-appropriate games, relays and high-impact
activities that are engaging and,but most of all FUN!
Get Y-Fit today!Contact your local branch today for more information.