The CYC Afterschool program is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in Carmel. During the school year, the CYC provides a safe, friendly, inexpensive, and fun afterschool place to go for youth in the 5th grade through high school. Our goal is to provide enrichment programming and activities that promote a positive, supportive culture and an academically friendly environment. We provide a safe and substance-free space designed solely for the youth of Carmel and surrounding communities; not just those kids who need a place to go before their parents get off work, but for all kids looking for a place to connect with peers in a safe, active home-away-from-home.
Each day, many CYC members take a school bus directly to our street corner (next to the Carmel Police Station). Many members will simply walk to the CYC from their school. We even have members from neighboring communities who are driven here by parents. For the first hour or so, we turn off the television. The X-Box and Wii stations are off limits -- all to promote afterschool relaxation, socialization, and homework time. A certified tutor is on duty Monday through Friday to be available for those students who need a little help with their homework. A computer lab is available for online research, etc.
Many activities are available to members every day. On any given afternoon, you may find kids engaged in supervised games of dodgeball, kickball, indoor soccer, indoor hockey. Three days a week, you'll find members learning Seibukan Jujutsu, taught by a certified Seibukan Jujutsu black belt in our multipurpose room. Starting soon, Pilates matt classes will be available twice a week.
For those not interested in the scheduled classes or other gym activities, we have a large game room with a pool table, table tennis, shuffleboard table, and classic old-school arcade games provided by our friends at B and H Pool Table and Jukebox Service and Supplies. Also, in our lounge, members can enjoy Fooseball, X-Box and Wii (sorry, no graphically violent or bloody games allowed), and they can always get a snack or a full meal from the CYC Grill.
Our snack bar is fully stocked with the kind of snacks that kids love. The most popular items tend to include burgers, french fries and various candies. For the health conscious member, we provide fresh fruit, juices, teas, and we always have freshly-popped popcorn FREE for all our guests.