Afterschool Programs


Bus-In Program

Bus-In at the Y engages kids in physically active, learning, and imaginative activities that encourage exploration of who they are and what they can achieve. The YMCA picks up at local elementary and bus the kids to the Y for programs. Program runs until 6:00pm and is offered Monday-Friday.

  • Full– Time (3-5 days per week): $45/members & $65/community
  • Part-Time (1-2 days per week): $25/members & $35/community

Participating Schools
Cascades, Dibble, Frost, Northwest Elementary & Early Ele. , Parkside, Parnall, Queens, Sharp Park, St. Mary’s, St. Johns,  Warner, & McCulloch
*Western schools will be picked up at the Woodville transfer point.
*Other schools in Jackson maybe added when registration reaches 3 children.

  Activities offered:
Swim Lessons, Kids In Motion (kids yoga), Zumba Kids, Crafts, Rockwall, Y-Ninja Warriors, Floorball, Quest (Running program), CATCH (physical fitness/nutritional activities) & Tutoring


After School Program at Paragon Charter Academy

The afterschool program runs Monday-Friday from school dismissal until 6:00pm. The kids participate in a variety of activities that help make friends and build character through the Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.

  • Full– Time (3-5 days per week): $35/members & $50/community
  • Part-Time (1-2 days per week): $20/members & $35/community

School-Out Days & Snow Days

When Jackson Public schools have to no school , the YMCA will have all day care from 7:00am-6:00pm.

$25/members & $35/community.


Half days will take place at the Y (the Y Bus will pick-up at Paragon on half days). Must sign-up in advance at the Y. Please pack a lunch and a swimsuit. Parents will pick up their child at the YMCA by 6pm.

$15/members & $20/community
For weeks with a half day of school, an extra fee of $6 will be applied per half day if your child has already been registered for full-time or part-time.  Non-afterschool participants will pay full half-day fee.



  • For full-time and part-time After School Programs, you must register Friday the night before to avoid the late fee. A $10 late fee will be applied to any week day registrations for that current week.
  • All payments are due the Friday before the week of attendance. Failure to pay may result in inability to participate in the program.
  • The YMCA follows Jackson Public School’s Calendar. If JPS has school out days, half-days, or snow days, we will have the corresponding services on those days. This excludes the Paragon after school program.


Financial Assistance Available. Please see the YMCA Front Desk, applications must be submitted two weeks before attendance

  • Please call the Jackson YMCA for more information 517.782.0537

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Jackson, MI 49201

2151 Ferguson Rd.
Jackson MI, 49203
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Building Hours


Mon-Thur :: 5am-10pm
Friday :: 5am-9pm
Saturday :: 7am-5pm
Sunday :: Closed


Mon-Thur :: 5:15am-1pm + 4:30pm-7:45pm
Friday :: 5:30am-1pm
Saturday :: 8am-11:30am
Sunday :: Closed