YMCA After School Care Program



The YMCA Evidence-Based After School program at Swansea Elementary provides a safe space for kids to continue learning and thriving after the school day ends.


The program is offered Monday through Friday, from 3:15 to 6 pm, and features a structured schedule of:


  • Enrichment activities and games
  • Academic support and homework help
  • Physical fun and exercise
  • Healthy snacks


See a typical weekly schedule here.


Afterschool programs are known to improve social skills, behavior and attendance, and increase students’ interest in learning. This results in better grades and higher graduation rates.


And as part of the YMCA, the Swansea After School program fosters Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and is part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening families and developing healthy, confident and resilient kids.


SEAL Learning

The YMCA Swansea After School program is one of eight selected site locations throughout Denver that uses the SEAL program in partnership with the Denver Afterschool Alliance and Denver Public Schools.


Standing for Social, Emotional and Academic Learning, SEAL focuses on Whole Child Success. The curriculum teaches children how to apply new knowledge, attitudes and skills to:

  • Manage emotions
  • Set and achieve positive goals
  • Feel and show empathy
  • Maintain positive relationships
  • Make responsible decisions


SEAL also recognizes that children interact with countless adults every day, including bus drivers, teachers, afterschool providers, paraprofessionals, family members and more. Based on this, SEAL engages this broader community and empowers all adults to best serve children.



YMCA Swansea After School enrichment classes are taught by YMCA partners:

  • Tiny Tech
  • Story Tellers Art Project
  • Grow Haus
  • Scholars Unlimited
  • Persian Pallet (cooking)
  • Su Teatro
  • El Sistema
  • Boys and Girl Scouts


Keep kids learning and thriving!

Join the more than 85 students who are discovering their potential through the YMCA and Swansea Elementary.


Register here.


For further information, contact Miguel Samaniego, YMCA Program Director at Swansea at 720-424-3695.


To learn about more YMCA youth development programs, click here.