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Academic enrichment programs are engaging, fun filled programs for youth to learn additional life long lessons and tools needed to be successful in life. These programs are designed to broaden ones educational experience by participating in and helping to define their own experiences. The are offered both during the academic year and during the summer.


Y Achievers - Summer Program 2022

This is a college readiness and leadership program for teens. The YMCA Achievers Program encourages teens to develop and purse high educational and career goals with the assistance and guidance of professionals representing a variety of areas. It gives teens a chance to challenge themselves, set goals and work towards a positive future. For more information about this program, please contact Elaine Hardy at


STEM Programming

The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing is helping all children reach their full potential by supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming. STEM activities nurture their curiosity, inspire creativity and teach them how to problem solve, develop critical thinking skills, develop self-confidence and allows them an opportunity to see STEM careers.


Summer Readers Program

During the summer months, the Y day camps have been actively involved in helping elementary students to read so as to help prevent summer learning loss. This program encourages reading, gaining skills, and self confidence as they to themselves and with reading buddies.