1 out of 5 kids in our community come from low income homes. These children often start school unprepared, increasing their chance at a future with limited access to education and jobs.

At the Y, we believe all kids have potential. Our Summer Achievement Gap Program empowers kids to do more than they ever thought possible.

By providing access to literacy tools, STEM activities and enrichment programs in a caring atmosphere led by certified teachers we are helping to close the achievement gap.

*Students in grades Pre-K-5 are selected using specific academic-need criteria along with additional program criteria and must be selected by their administrator/teacher to be eligible for the program. The YMCA of Central Virginia participates in Achievement Gap programming through partnerships with our local school divisions and national educational partner BellXcel. Our data driven results show us how summer learning programs can better help children succeed in school.