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Afterschool CentralWelcome to Afterschool Central at the Brace Family 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 Handbook
Parent Handbook
Parent FAQs
Supply List
Schedule / Calendar
Food / Snack Info
Pick Up
Authorized Pick-Up
Payment Procedures
Contact Us



Parent Handbook
Parent Handbook
This is your go-to guide for everything you and your child need to know to be prepared and have an awesome Afterschool experience! Read our Parent Handbook >>
Parent Handbook
Parent FAQs
You’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions and some quick details about our program in our Parent FAQs.
We offer an Afterschool transportation connection service to safely transport students from school to the Y. After you register for the program with the Y, CMS families must complete an alternate stop request form for your child before the beginning of school. Alternate Stop Request Form >>
Supply List
Supply List
We encourage your child to bring a water bottle and dress in comfortable clothing. Apart from that, they simply need to bring what they take to school: a book bag, homework, appropriate materials needed to complete homework, etc.
Afterschool runs from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday from August 28, 2017 to June 8, 2018.

Each week, your child will engage in exciting Afterschool Specials on Wednesdays from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at the Hemby Program Center. These fun activities are split into K-3rd and 4th-Middle School and incorporate every aspect of wellness! View our Afterschool Specials >>

  • YMCA Afterschool Closures
    • 9/4, 11/22-24, 12/25-26, 1/1, 5/29
  • Out of School Days
    • Our program is open from 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • $38 for Members $53 for Program Participants
Please note that the program fees will not include Out of School Days, Holiday Camp, or Spring Break Camp as all these require a separate registration. No additional fees will be charged for full day field trips.
  • All School Out of School Days
    • 11/10, 12/20-22, 12/27-29, 1/15, 3/30, 4/2-6
  • School Specific Out of School Days
    • CMS — 9/21-22, 10/30, 1/2, 1/22, 2/19, 3/29
    • UCPS — 9/29, 10/9, 12/18-19, 1/26 REGISTRATION
To register for any of our Out of School Days, request a form from the Hemby Program Office and turn in the completed form to the Brace Family YMCA no later than 1 week prior to the date.
Food / Snack Info
Afterschool participants will receive a snack every day. We strive to provide healthy options. You can send along an additional snack with your child if you wish. If your child has any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please indicate that on the registration forms. The Brace Family Afterschool Program is a peanut-sensitive facility and we ask that you do not send peanut products.
We value regular communication with our parents and want to keep you informed of all that’s happening in our program. Check back here for our monthly newsletter that includes important reminders and program highlights. Read our Afterschool Newsletter >>
Pick Up 
Our Afterschool Program begins at 2:30 PM and pick-up ends at 6:30 PM.

Full Day hours of operation: Drop-off begins at 7:00 AM and pick-up ends at 6:30 PM.

  • To pick up your child before 5:00 PM come into our Program Office
  • After 5 PM our staff will be waiting outside so you will not have to exit your vehicle to pick up your child
  • Parents will be charged $1 per minute for every minute after 6:30 PM that their child has not been picked up
  • For the safety of your child, participants will only be released to the guardian or responsible adult(s) listed on the child’s registration form
  • Every person picking up a child must present a photo I.D.
  • In the event that a child is to be picked up from someone not listed on the registration form, a parent email must be sent to inform the afterschool program and that person must have their I.D.
Payment Procedures
Afterschool registrations are processed on a first-come, first served basis:
  • YMCA Member Registration begins April 1, 2017
  • Program Participant Registration begins April 15, 2017
  • YMCA Member Registration Fee: $25
  • Program Participant Fee: $50
2017-2018 Brace Family Afterschool Registration Packet >>

We have three payment options for your convenience. Please choose your payment option by downloading and completing the Brace Family Afterschool Payment Form.

Rates are based on CMS and Union County School Calendars. You can pay by automatic bank draft or credit card draft. Payments are due on the 15th of every month. A payment plan can be worked out with our registrar, Teishana Brooks who can be reach at 704 716 4208 or teishana.brooks@ymcacharlotte.org.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade Weekly Rates
  • YMCA Member — 3 days at $17.25 per day / 5 days at $14 per day
  • Program Participant — 3 days at $21 per day / 5 days at $18 per day
Middle School Weekly Rates
  • YMCA Member — 3 days at $10.75 per day / 5 days at $8 per day
  • Program Participant — 3 days at $14.50 per day / 5 days at $12.50 per day
As part of our My Y Pricing rate structure, an Adjusted Program Rate is available to all who qualify. Both Members and Program Participants must provide income verification at the Sales and Service Desk in order to receive an adjusted program rate.

Note: All program rate adjustments are subject to branch specific, program-specific caps. Standard rates are set by each individual branch.
Contact Us
Contact Us
If you have any general inquiries about our program or need to contact us during Afterschool, please contact the Hemby Program Office. 

Hemby Program Office
704 716 4309 | bracefamilyafterschool@ymcacharlotte.org

Direct specific questions or concerns to Mackenzie Boone who will be serving as our Interim Afterschool Director.

Mackenzie Boone, Hemby Site Coordinator 
704 716 4222mackenzie.boone@ymcacharlotte.org

For questions regarding payment or registration, please contact Teishana Brooks in our finance department.
Teishana Brooks 
704 716 4208teishana.brooks@ymcacharlotte.org

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4200