North Georgia Community YMCA Afterschool Programs

We are a proud provider of onsite afterschool programs, serving six locations within Catoosa and Walker Counties. At each program location, students follow a curriculum developed by the YMCA to include daily activities in academics, physical fitness, and healthy eating. Our Quality-Rated programs are led by qualified directors age 21 and older and counselors, and volunteers age 18 and older. Staff are trained according to licensing guidelines and specifically to meet the individual needs of children in the program.

  • Cost: $25 registration fee per child, $10 per week per child weekly fee. Our fees are greatly reduced due to the STABLE Grant (Short Term Assistance Benefit for Licensed Entities). The program will remain well below market cost as long as grants funds are available. Space is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Apply: Please submit the Interest Form to the YMCA Program Office to be considered for enrollment. Contact information for the YMCA office is listed below.

The YMCA program is offered at the following school locations:

For more information, email us or call 706-935-2226.


In accordance with the application requirements from the Georgia Department of Education, the North Georgia Community YMCA, as part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, hereby submits this Notice of Intent to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant serving selected schools in the school districts of Catoosa and Walker County, Georgia.

The purpose of the grant is to provide academic enrichment activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session for qualifying students. The 21st CCLC will also offer students a variety of new services, programs, and activities that are designed to complement the academic efforts of the school day. The program also will provide families opportunities for engagement in their child’s education, including opportunities for enrichment and related educational development. The program will operate during the school year and summer to serve 100 students and their families in each respective school system.

Inquiries regarding the grant application may be directed to John Donahoo, YMCA Branch Executive Director at

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