Y Learning Labs for Super Scholars


Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Support youth during remote/virtual/online school time learning


The Learning Lab is a new program from the Y offered every day in 52 sites, including a number of Title 1 schools with whom the Y already has strong youth development focused partnerships. The Learning Lab provides youth with the necessary learning space and technology access to engage in distanced learning during the pandemic.

Web site: https://www.ymcasv.org/child-care-camps/after-school-programs

Lead organization partners: YMCA of Silicon Valley, Mountain View Whisman School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District, Los Altos School District, Cupertino School District, Morgan Hill Charter, Gilroy Prep School, Santa Clara Unified School District, Rocketship Education, Moreland School District, ACE, Evergreen School District

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Out-of-School Time Academic Enrichment/Extended Learning, School Remote/Virtual/Online Classes, Social and Emotional Learning/Character Development

Primary funding source: Government Entity/Grant, Local Hospital



Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: California

Total capacity: 2,500

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance, Limited room occupancy, Open ventilation, Physical distancing, Required masks for all--adults and youth--on site

How do you address inequity? 

Many of the schools with which the Learning Lab is partnered are funded under Title 1, a federal education program that provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty. Through the Y, these schools are able to contiunue to provide academic support for their students.

Contact information: 

YMCA of Silicon Valley, Youth Development Department, yafterschool@ymcasv.org


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