21 Peace Street, 6th Floor, Providence, RI 02907

PROVIDENCE YOUTH SERVICES YMCA

A branch of the YMCA of Greater Providence focused on the community and the health, wellness, academic enrichment, and development skills of our youth


Facility Hours

Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Phone: 401.456.0604

  • OVERVIEW
  • SCHEDULES & CANCELLATIONS
  • CHILD CARE
  • FAQ

PROVIDENCE YOUTH SERVICES YMCA

The Providence Youth Services YMCA Branch (PYS) is unlike any other branch of the YMCA of Greater Providence. PYS is not a facility branch, but a branch devoted to the children and families of Providence, Rhode Island. Everyone at PYS is committed to a community-based approach to delivering health and wellness opportunities, academic enrichment and achievement, and youth development skills. PYS offers carefully developed programs that serve each neighborhood uniquely by collaborating with schools, community partners, and local businesses to support bright futures for healthy, engaged families and connected communities.

PYS serves students in Out of School Time (OST) from 3 elementary schools throughout Providence. PYS also offers summer learning programs at our branch location on Peace Street for middle school students, as well as day camp for ages 5 years old to 9th grade at Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett. Along with our OST programs, our branch is also home to our community room, and space for our community partners to meet and contribute to the success and development of our neighborhood.

PYS is also the home to the Y’s mobile outreach component – Y on the Move. The Y on the Move van travels throughout the area engaging youth and families of Providence in health and wellness activities that increase their physical fitness and help them combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and other related illnesses while having fun in a safe, supervised environment.



Y ON THE MOVE

AFTER SCHOOL

Free and reduced-price care for families associated with Crossroads, Dorcas International, Refugee Dream Center, or in non-permanent living

  • Children arrive by bus or parent drop off after school dismissal
  • Pick-up at 6:00 pm
  • Offered to children in grades Kindergarten-7th grade
  • Daily snack and dinner
  • Enrichment opportunities such as swimming lessons, LEGO robotics, STEM, outdoor science and gardening, dance, fitness, cooking, and much more!

To see if you qualify, please call 401-456-0604 or stop by during office operation hours.

DROP-IN DINNER

Free hot meal for anyone under the age of 19 between 5:00-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday; dinner also includes homework assistance and other enrichment opportunities such as student-led coding and healthy recipes

SUMMER MEALS IN THE PARKS

In collaboration with the City of Providence. Park locations to be announced.

COMMUNITY EVENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS (Fee based)

  • Food & Fun
  • Sports Academy
  • One Time Event
  • Inflatable obstacle course, Pop-Up Playground, field games, arts & crafts, and more.
  • Culinary Academy: 9-week program offered to 14-17 year olds looking to pursue a job in the culinary field. Local chefs, servers, and other professionals will teach lessons on everything one needs to know before entering the culinary workforce.
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CANCELLATIONS, CLOSING AND INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The YMCA will ask the RI Broadcasters Association to notify all radio and television stations of program cancellations. If the weather looks like we could close, please tune in for cancellation updates. We are unable to call each parent individually to remind them of closings. Parents are responsible for providing the school with an alternate transportation plan if the OST program is closed for any reason. Please see your site coordinator for any questions.

Delay of School:

  • AM OST will not run
  • PM OST will run

Early Dismissal:

  • AM OST will run
  • PM OST will not run

After School Activities Cancelled:

  • AM OST will run
  • PM OST will not run

No School:

  • All programming is cancelled

PPSD School Calendar

Meeting Street Calendar

CHILDCARE

AFTER SCHOOL CARE

For the times you can’t be there yourself, Providence Youth Services supports your efforts to nurture your child’s healthy development. Each of our after school childcare centers strive to promote a safe, nurturing, exciting environment loaded with educational, social and physical activity. Our childcare staff are some of the best in the business, with training and experience that allows them to run some of the most engaging and effective childcare centers in the area.

  • Healthy Snacks and Hot Meals
  • Homework Assistance
  • Extended Hours
  • Open During School Vacations
  • Sibling Discounts
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • DHS Vouchers Accepted
  • …and much more!

Click below for our after school application.


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Maridalia Gomez
Site Director
401-265-3215
Pleasant View
21st Century Community School
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Fri
1:11pm-6pm
Carla Alonzo
OST Site Director
401-265-6451
Charles Fortes & Alfred Lima
Levinton Annex Transportation
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Fri
1:11pm-6pm
Lauren Stahowiak
OST Site Coordinator
401-207-6858
Charles Fortes & Alfred Lima
Levinton Annex Transportation
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Fri
1:11pm-6pm
Courtenay Good
Site Director AM and PM
401-481-5191
Robert Bailey
21st Century Community School
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Fri
1:11pm-6pm
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Sarah Buller
Enrichment Specialist
Mixed Locations Mon-Thu
3:30pm-6pm
Fri
2:11pm-6pm
Tanya Creamer
OST Site Coordinator
401-265-3205
Meeting Street School
Hope Academy and the Grace School
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Rachael Lewis
OST Site Coordinator
401-265-4830 [MAIN]
401-257-5619 [2nd]
Veazie Street / Kizirian
Transportation from Veazie to Kizirian
Mon-Thu
2:30pm-6pm
Fri
1:11pm-6pm
Dominique Smith
OST Site Coordinator
401-255-3358
Anthony Carnevale
Transportation from Veazie to Kizirian
Mon-Thu
3:30pm-6pm
Fri
2:11pm-6pm
Genesis Reyes
Interim OST Site Coordinator
401-741-2198
Carl G. Lauro
Transportation from Veazie to Kizirian
Mon-Thu
3:30pm-6pm
Fri
2:11pm-6pm
Brant Gawrys
Program Director
401-280-3217
Y on the Move
Hannah Shmase
Program Coordinator
401-280-3217
Y on the Move
Snack Delivery, Transportation
401-280-6442
Mixed Locations
Lauren Utschig
Operations Director
401-456-0604 ext: 50902
Providence Youth Services

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DONATIONS

The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID: 05-0258878). All cash or in-kind donations made to the YMCA of Greater Providence are tax deductible. Additionally, many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs – the company will match the employee’s donation to the employee’s charity of choice.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the Y provides. As a charitable organization, our mission is to ensure that Y services are available and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Financial assistance is made possible through donations to our Y’s.

Click here to access the financial aid forms. All information is confidential.

PAYMENT

Your first month’s membership dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft/credit card that will be established at the time you join. You may also pay for your membership dues on a quarterly or annual basis.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION VS. MEMBERSHIP

If you are interested in joining the Y, you need to create an online account. A Y membership allows full use of our facilities and all the added benefits of a membership.

  • A Program Participant is an individual who enrolls only in a specific program or programs and pays a non-member fee, with no further facility or membership privileges.
  • Full Service Member is an individual who pays a monthly fee for a specific membership type and has access to all seven full service branches. As a full service member you have access to:
  • Wellness/Fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Kids Care
  • Youth swim teams
  • Early registration for popular programs
  • Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
  • Pilates
  • Indoor cycling classes
  • Free water exercise classes
  • Family programs
  • Members only special events

If you are signing up for a membership, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions, then click the “Join Now” button and fill out the application.

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REFUNDS

New members have 30 days from the date of membership to decide if the Y is the place for them. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a full refund. To do so, you must complete the appropriate form available at the Welcome Center. For additional refund policies, please contact your nearest branch.

WHAT IS NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP?

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues. We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.


SCHOOLS SERVED


ROBERT BAILEY ELEMENTARY


ALFRED LIMA ELEMENTARY


MEETING STREET SCHOOL


PYS ON SITE



SWIMMING

Youth swim lessons include three levels: Swim Starts, Swim Basic, and Swim Stroke.


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CAMPS

Choose from 4 different camp locations and a variety of camp options for kids.


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HEALTHY AGING

The Y empowers all to live well, offering a variety of programs that support healthy lifestyles


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PERSONAL TRAINING

Get results and take your fitness regimen to the next level with our personal training programs.


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All Greater Providence YMCA branches and programs will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day