We always find a way

The YMCA at Virginia Tech serves our community through dedicated programs and activities which connect diverse individuals and groups.
YMCA afterschool programs are designed to support working families and strive to ensure that no families in need of affordable afterschool care are turned away for inability to pay.

Financial Assistance

The Y is able to accept Virginia DSS assistance aimed at helping parents afford childcare.
Students on a free or reduced lunch plan often have a very high likelihood of qualifying for assistance.
The Y may also provide some scholarship support to ensure everyone has a chance at affordable childcare.

Safe, affordable, engaging

YMCA afterschool programs are centered on providing an affordable, safe, and engaging afterschool environment for working families.

Our programs consist of three key elements:
Healthy snack and meal
Homework assistance/tutoring
Interactive games and activities

VT Student Leaders

Under guidance of YMCA staff, Virginia Tech students (mentors) will provide academic tutoring and enrichment activities.
VT students are committed to helping your child understand their academic materials while promoting a healthy lifestyle.


All YMCA afterschool programs will be licensed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
VDOE requires the following documents for program enrollment:

  • YMCA Registration Form
  • A copy of your child's immunization report
  • A copy of your child's physical examination report
  • Show proof of age and identity (such as a birth certificate)

Additional Information

4:00 – 4:15 Snack
4:15 – 4:45 Homework
4:45 – 5:15 Games/activities
5:15 – 6:00 Meal & Free choice

Y Center (Blacksburg, K-5)
Linden Green (Christiansburg, K-5)

*Please contact Montgomery County Department of Social Services at (540) 382-6990 or visit https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/access/. You qualify for assistance under the Virginia Child Care Subsidy Program
1You may qualify for the Child Care Subsidy Program depending on household size and monthly income. Please contact the YMCA at Virginia Tech at youth@vtymca.org or (540) 961-9622 to discuss your situation
2Household income is defined as Adjusted Gross Income for all parties of the household as stated on line 11 on Form 1040 of your tax return

Financial Assistance

  1. YMCA Scholarships
    In addition to our sliding scale, the Y can provide some scholarship support to ensure that nobody is turned away for inability to pay. To discretely apply for a scholarship:
    • Download & fill out the YMCA Financial Aid Form
    • Attached required document(s)
    • E-mail Phillip Norman at youth@vtymca.org
  2. Virginia DSS Child Care Assistance
    As a licensed program, the Y is able to accept Virginia DSS assistance aimed at helping parents afford childcare.

After School Programs