FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Nurturing the potential of every child and teen ORDINARY Gymnasiums Classrooms and Playgrounds become EXTRAORDINARY Animated Spaces. Programs Our Step Up to Quality star-rated Early Care and Education Centers transform into active areas of discovery where children learn through play and social interaction grow with guidance and thrive in supportive nurturing environments. At our Before and After School Enrichment programs caring role models motivate children in mornings and afternoons by engaging youth in educational and fun activities that encourage healthy physical and emotional growth. Accredited Summer Camp programs evolve into memorable adventures inspiring campers to build lasting friendships and gain independence. Teens become goal-oriented confident leaders in our Leadership Development programs. EARLY CARE EDUCATION CENTERS Recognized by Step Up to Quality to Go Above Beyond Learning Safety Standards BEFORE AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Engaging Activities to Boost Academic Success SUMMER DAY OVERNIGHT CAMPS Active Learning with Outdoor Adventure SPORTS PROGRAMS Activities that Instill Sportsmanship and Teamwork LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Teens Become Confident Leaders through Hands-On Experiences MAKE A SPLASH From Confident Water Play to Winning with the Swim Team 3 akronymca.orgIMPACT These and all other Youth Development programs create positive diverse environments that encourage kids to learn grow and thrive.