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Afterschool CentralWelcome to Afterschool Central at the Lowe's YMCA!

Afterschool Central is your one-stop information center providing all the details you need to help you understand our program’s procedures, policies, schedules and more. We strive to create a hassle-free experience where parents feel secure about their kids in our care. Take a moment to review this information and set your child up for a wonderful year of learning, growth and fun. We hope Afterschool at the Y will be one of the best parts of your child’s school year!


Parent FAQs
Runner Form
Runner Form
Supply List
Supply List
Schedule / Calendar
Food / Snack Info
Add Ons
Program Add-Ons
Pick Up
Authorized Pick-Up
Payment Procedures
Contact Us

  • Please label everything your child is bringing to and from the Y.
  • Please leave all electronics at home. We are not responsible for anything that is lost, stolen or broken during the program.
  • Please send a NUT-FREE snack and a refillable water bottle each day with your child. We do not provide a snack for the children. Please contact Danielle Crimi with any other questions. 
We offer a connection service to safely transition school-age program participants from school to the YMCA.
Your child will be picked up at their registered school and taken to the YMCA daily for either afterschool programming or transportation services. Only certain schools have accessibility to transportation only services. 
Runner Form
At the Lowe's YMCA, please contact Danielle Crimi, danielle.crimi@ymcacharlotte.org if your child will go to another program from afterschool, such as sports or swim or if they will not be in attendance for the day. 
Supply List
Please send your child on the first day with the following:
  • A box of sharpened #2 pencils
  • A package of lined paper 
Program start time is at 2:30 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. Car line will begin at 4:30 PM and end at 6:00 PM. If you pick up before 4:30 PM, you must come in and sign your child out.
  • Buses arrive back between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM depending on the school or district.
  • If child is here prior to 3:30 PM, they will have time to play while waiting for other schools to begin homework.
  • Homework will begin at 3:30 PM and around 4:00 PM / 4:15 PM or when child is done with homework and reading, electives will begin.
  • Electives are like clubs that are changed every two weeks. The children enjoy electives because they can develop a new skill. Examples of electives are crafts, fitness, dodgeball, soccer, swimming, etc. They will have a choice every two weeks, but they develop a new skill over those two weeks.
  • These electives also rotate with the weather changes through the fall, winter and spring, as well as sports and other programming going on in the branch.
  • Pick up begins at 4:30 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. You must walk in to pick up prior to 4:30 PM, but someone will come to you in the car after 4:30 PM.
  • If you arrive after 6:00 PM, there is $1 per minute late fee added to your account.
Inclement Weather
If ISS is closed on first inclement weather day, we may be closed for all schools. This means that the roads are not safe for buses, so we wouldn’t run ours either. However, we have the option to determine if it is safe to run an out of school day.
If ISS is closed for a second day or more days, we will operate as an out of school day, as long as we can safely. You would hear about this the morning of from the Family Services Director. Pick up of charter schools would be possible, if roads are deemed safe. This would also be communicated by the Family Services Director day of.

If ISS has a delay, we will run on normal schedule. 
Please pack a nut free snack daily and a refillable water bottle. Snack is not provided. 
If any information from a newsletter is to be sent out, it will be sent out via car line or communicated through rides out and/or Y Communication Platform.  
Add Ons
All scheduled out of school days need to be registered for ahead of time. $15 for members per day per child, $25 for non-members per day per child.

Holiday Camp also needs to be registered for via online or through the front desk for members and non-members. $15 for members per day per child, $25 for non-members per day per child.
These programs run from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. You will need to pack a lunch, two snacks, a water bottle, a bathing suit and a towel. All food must be nut-free.
Still included in program tuition:
  • Early release extended days
  • Early inclement weather pick up, pending safety of staff and buses
Pick Up 
If utilizing the tablet, and pictures of parents or pick ups are available, we will not need ID. If pictures are not showing, but names are, we will need ID. These need to be updated as they change in Personify either at the front desk or online.
If utilizing paper rosters, everyone will need to show an ID and be on the pick up list. 
$15.75 a day for members | $19 a day for non-members

This will then turn to a monthly draft that will draft out of an account on the 15th of the month. A 15-day cancellation policy is in effect for all cancellations or changes. 
Contact Us
Contact Us
Danielle Crimi, Family Services Director
704 716 4043 | dcrimi@ymcacharlotte.org

All draft and payment questions:
Kyna Badger, Program Registrar and Payment Questions
704 716 4409 | kyna.badger@ymcacharlotte.org@ymcacharlotte.org

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4000