Salinas, CA, July 30, 2020 — YMCA of the Central Coast is filling a need with schools going to distance learning by offering four curriculum-based outside-of-school programs through its Excel Beyond the Bell program.
Youth will do distance learning as part of this four-part curriculum, which will be branch-specific, and includes Character Development Learning Institute, Youth Fit 4 Life, Enrichment Activities, and Homework Time.
Here are some brief details of each program:
Character Development Learning Institute
CDLI Is a licensed, evidence-based program through Y-USA that reflect the Y’s holistic approach to youth development and Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.
CDLI integrates social and emotional learning to cultivate values, skills, attitudes, and behaviors including grit, motivation, and a growth mindset necessary for youth to reach their full potential in learning, work and in life.
Youth Fit 4 Life
This program is available at participating YMCA program locations and works to improve the health of young children by promoting an appreciation for a healthy, physically active lifestyle into adulthood.
Children participate in the program four times per week for 45 minutes in each session. Each session includes physical fitness activities and a short educational component where children learn about healthy eating and setting goals.
The Y’s program utilizes developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth. The Y provides a warm, caring and fun environment that stimulates their natural curiosity and encourages personal expression.
Children develop communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills through play, interaction with other children, and exploration of their environment.
It is the Y’s goal to provide students with an academically rewarding program that promotes social development in a safe environment.
The Y’s programs will include homework and distance learning assistance, reading/language arts, mathematics, history, social studies, and science. A broad range of activities may be implemented based on local student needs and interests.
For more information call (831) 758-3811 or visit www.centralcoastymca.org.
About the Central Coast YMCA
Formed in 1989, the Central Coast YMCA began with the merger of two independent YMCAs; the Salinas Community YMCA (founded in 1921) and the Watsonville Family YMCA (founded in 1898). Originally a USO built in 1941, with the purpose of supporting American troops during World War II, the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula joined the association in 1990. In 1998 the South County YMCA became the fourth branch in the association, extending its service area to the residents of south Monterey County. The YMCA of San Benito County became the fifth and most recent addition to the association in 1999.
CCYMCA is an independent, private, nonprofit corporation, a part of the YMCA of the USA, but responsible for its own policies, programs, and budgets. It employs 27 full-time employees, about 225 part-time employees, and 120 volunteers who impact approximately 40,000 people in Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties.
CCYMCA is located at 500 Lincoln Ave. in Salinas.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901