New in-person program will be led by certified teachers who will support students that are remote learning through their school district


DALLAS (August 5, 2020)The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced a new program to support students and parents. As schools across North Texas are impacted by COVID-19, many ISDs will be offering remote learning to begin the school year, and as an alternative to face-to-face classes once they open on campus. The YMCA Learning Academy is a face-to-face program designed to support students who are remote learning through their school district. Y Learning Academy will be led by background checked, trained, and nurturing YMCA staff, as well as a certified teacher for a portion of the day who will assist with remote learning assignments. The Learning Academies are designed to address children’s academic and physical needs, while supporting their emotional well-being too.


YMCA Learning Academies will start August 10, 2020 in Coppell, August 17 in Frisco, Plano and McKinney, and August 24 in Dallas (Moody Family YMCA), with more locations coming soon. Parents or guardians from any school/school district are welcome to register at the location that is most convenient. Parents may learn more at: www.ymcadallas.org/ylearningacademy.


“As school districts continue to alter their plans in light of the current pandemic, we realize that parents need our assistance now more than ever. The Y will be here to support parents whether classes resume in person or remotely,” said Jodi Newman, School Age Services Executive Director, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.


“We recognize there are many parents who must go to work in-person or cannot teach their children at home during the day. The YMCA’s Learning Academy will be an all-day (7:30 AM- 4PM at most locations) option (Kinder to 6th Grade) to help guide students through curriculum, but also will address their physical needs and mental health as we continue to navigate through these challenging times in a fun, safe, controlled environment,” continued Newman.


The YMCA Learning Academies will offer:  

  • Low ratios/group sizes with limited overall program capacity
  • Intentional coordination of remote learning instruction and infusion of physical activities and enrichment supporting the whole child
  • Two meals and one snack provided daily
  • Daily and weekly registration options
  • No supply/registration fee
  • Continuing health protocols to ensure our locations remain safe for all.

YMCA Learning Academies will have pricing that varies by location and space is limited. The Learning Academies will be operational through the first semester of school, and possibly longer based on need. For the latest information and to register, please visit www.ymcadallas.org/ylearningacademy.


In addition, the YMCA will offer after school care in districts where students will have in-person classes. To learn more about the Y’s After School offerings, visit www.ymcadallas.org/afterschool.



About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.