Y-AIM

Aiming for academic, social, economic, and physical health

Achieve academically
Inspire to attend college
Move toward personal, family and community advancement

WHY Y-AIM?

Working together, The YMCA of Greater Springfield, Springfield Public Schools, Big Y Foods, and other business partners throughout the greater Springfield area are partnering to transform the lives of our youth. In response to the drop-out rate, poor attendance, and low advancement rates in Springfield Y-AIM was formed.

The goal of Y-AIM is to provide talented, underachieving at-risk youth entering middle school with a solid support system throughout middle school and all four years of high school as a means to assure graduation from high school, pursuit of higher education, and access to gainful employment in the global marketplace.

WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO? 

The Y-AIM program currently operates at:

  • The High School of Science and Technology
  • The High School Commerce
  • Springfield High School
  • Springfield Central High School
  • Putnam Vocational Technical Academy
  • Kiley, Kennedy, Chestnut, Van Sickle, Forest Park, South End and STEM middle schools

We serve more than 350 students at our sites.  Schools are each served by a Y-AIM Youth Advocate that works with students during school hours, focused on their individual academic, behavioral, and attendance needs. The advocate also regularly communicates with guidance, teachers and parent/guardians to provide consistent and effective supports. Monthly meetings and bi-weekly reports also contribute to the “student plan” provided by our advocates. We combine these efforts by providing quality after school time care.

SUPPORT SERVICES

One on one mentoring
Academic tutoring
College exploration and tours
Workforce readiness skills
Job explorations and placement
Life Skills workshops
Goal Setting
Financial literacy
Conflict resolution

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Work Study
Leader’s Club
Youth & Government
Music/Video Production
Technology and Social Network
Giving back
Community Service and Volunteerism

OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SITES:

Springfield Y Outreach Center 275 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Scantic Valley Y Family Center 45 Post Office Park, Wilbraham

Sullivan Outreach Center 160 Nursery Street, Springfield*

North End Outreach Center 1772 Dwight Street, Springfield

Mason Square Outreach Center 33 Oak Street, Springfield

Birch Park Outreach Center 144 Birch Park Circle, West Springfield

Lower Liberty Heights Outreach Center 233 Franklin Street, Springfield

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS:

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Since 1852, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has been a way of life for thousands of youth, teens, families and seniors throughout our region. As one association, we are working together to meet the growing needs of the 14 cities and towns that we serve. Help us provide opportunities for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility to more members of our community by making a donation to our Annual Support Campaign.