Do you have child in kindergarten through 6th grade who would like to learn gymnastics?  Would you like to relax and take some time for yourself in a rejuvenating yoga class?  The next session of community programs starts the week of December 5th.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE REGISTRATION BROCHURE.

YMCA Programs what to expect:

  • Check-out: Unless a student has permission to walk home or goes to another afterschool program, participants must be checked out at the end of their activity.
  • Attire: Come to Y programs dressed in clothes comfortable to get active. We suggest athletic shorts or pants with an elastic waistband, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and sneakers. Youth programs sometimes go outside when weather allows. Hair should be pulled back. Avoid big buttons and zippers that might catch.
  • Snack: YCS provides Adams program participants an afternoon snack and the Y serves a healthy snack after the Baseball League. Participants of other programs might want to bring an apple or granola bar to have before their respective programs.
  • Water: Drinking fountains are at all program sites, but it is a good idea to send a water bottle to stay hydrated. Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages like Gatorade, Powerade, juice or soda.
  • Cancellations: YMCA programs will not run on days when there is no school at the program site. Text alerts will be sent out for unexpected and weather related cancellations (Directions below on how to opt into text alerts). You can also find out about weather related cancellations by contacting the Ann Arbor YMCA at 734-966-9622.
  • Text Alerts: Stay up-to-date on registration dates and weather related cancellations by texting “YpsilantiPrograms” to 99000 to opt into to the YMCA’s text alert system. Standard message and data fees may apply.

Colette Hemker
Youth Community Program Director
Ann Arbor YMCA
(734) 661-8031

The YMCA is offering five day a week after school care at YIES for all students in the Ypsilanti Community Schools District for students in Pre-K through fifth grade.  Students enrolled at YIES also have the option of attending before school care beginning at 7:00 AM at no additional charge. If you would like more information on how to register, please click HERE for the Registration Packet. The PARENT HANDBOOK is available HERE.

  • Bus transportation is available for students at all other YCS elementary and Early Learning Centers.
  • The program begins immediately after school and ends at 6:00pm.
  • Participants can choose three, four or five day a week enrollment.
  • Daily activities include snack, physical activity choices, silent reading time, nutrition lessons and more.


Registration is first come, first serve. Please register by one of the following methods:

Register in person: Drop registration form and payment to a drop box in one of the participating schools: Adams STEM Academy, Estabrook Elementary, Erickson Elementary, Holmes Elementary, Fortis Academy or East Arbor Academy.

Register by phone: Call Colette Hemker, Youth Community Program Director, at 734-661-8031 and pay with a credit or debit card.

Mail Registration: Mail a completed registration form and payment to:

Ann Arbor YMCA
Attn: Youth Community Program Director
400 West Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103


The Y offers a number of wellness programs for YCHS staff that are offered on-site at the High School. Click here to view current offerings and schedule.


Do you like basketball and want to share your love of the game with kids in your community? Sign up to be a volunteer coach! The commitment is an hour and a half on a Saturday morning or Monday evening. Contact Colette with any questions at 734-661-8031 or Coach training is January 7, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Estabrook Elementary School. Click here for the application and more information.



In 2013, Michigan became the 39th U.S. state to enact a law that regulates sports concussions and the process regulating a youth athlete’s return to athletic activity. A concussion is a mild brain injury, caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head that can have serious health consequences. It can occur in any sport or recreational activity. The Y is taking the several steps to comply with the Michigan Sports Concussion Law and protect the welfare of young people who participate in our sports programs, including providing parents and participants with educational materials and by having all instructors and volunteers complete the necessary online training.

Please make sure you read over the educational materials with your child before signing and returning them. Our first priority is the safety of all participants.


All students need to be picked up no later than 5 minutes after the end of their program. Please make sure they check-out with their instructor before leaving.


For registration updates, game reminders and weather cancellations, text “YpsilantiPrograms” to 99000. Regular messaging and data rates apply.


The cost of each program (class or league) is $30. Through the generous contributions of our donors, the Ann Arbor YMCA is able to provide scholarships if needed. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please check the box on the registration form indicating how much you are able to contribute toward the cost of each program.