Before & Afterschool Care at Shelby County Schools


Our Program 

The Y’s Before & After School program provides youth with a safe place to go before and after the bell. More importantly, it helps youth realize who they are and what they can achieve. Our enrichment-based programming allows youth to participate in exploring new interests and developing new skills. Y Care is a place where families and schools are connected into a greater community. 

Our Program Philosophychild

To foster the ongoing development and learning of all children with quality, affordable and accessible youth development programs which ensure each child a positive, safe and nurturing environment in collaboration with families, schools and community. 


Our Goals

  • To have fun!
  • To build character by following our four core values: caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
  • To help children develop self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills
  • To help children work and play together; recognizing the differences that make each person special
  • To enable children to develop their own minds and unique perspectives through programming that encourages imagination, creativity and expression
  • Development of life skills such as self-control, cooperative attitudes, communication skills and conflict resolution
  • To strengthen families by providing peace of mind while their children are in our care