Specialized After-School Programs That Grow Young Minds

The Community YMCA Arts & Outreach program is dedicated to strengthening our youth. The Y partners with local schools to offer thoughtfully designed STEAM after-school programs. STEAM encompasses science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

Clubs are offered to students in grades K-8 once a week for 6-8 week sessions at the school of the enrolled student. Clubs are led by Y instructors and span from dismissal to 4:20 p.m.

STEAM Programs:


Silly Science – grades k-2 and 3-5

Explore how an equal parts mixture of art and science can yield bubbly, stretchy, gooey creations. Pique students interest in physical and environmental science through fun and sometimes messy activities. 


Tech Lab (with littleBits) – grades 3-5

Discover the possibilities of new technology. Students will deepen their understanding of the functions and applications of electronics as they create and code new inventions and hone their problem-solving skills through hands-on activities using littleBits®.


Idea Builders (engineering) – grades k-2 and 3-5

Build, expand, and collaborate through hands-on engineering challenges that explore the construction of simple machines and structures. Students will stretch their imagination to create something new out of everyday materials.


Expression Studio (art) – grades k-2 and 3-5

Imagine, create, and discover the world of art. Students will become inspired by famous artists and the masterpieces they’ve created. They will learn to use new materials and techniques to make unique masterpieces of their own.


Problem Solvers (math) – grades k-2 and 3-5

Analyze how adding a little art and creativity to mathematics can equal exciting, hands-on, project-based learning. Students will use their critical thinking skills to explore symmetry, geometry, patterns, and so much more.



















Current Partnering Schools

> Keansburg – Joseph R. Bolger Middle
> Middletown – Bayview Elementary, Harmony Elementary, Middletown Village Elementary, Nutswamp Elementary, Port Monmouth Elementary

Join in on the fun this school year!

For more information or to register by phone for the Y’s STEAM Programs call Senior Outreach Director, Jo Ann Rountree at 732.784.6620 or email jrountree@cymca.org.



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