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When schools close, YMCA's Y Club remains open for working families

Circleville - Subzero temperatures. High winds. Inches of snow. Old man winter has sure made itself known this January after a quiet December and along with it, school cancellations.

But for many working families, their place of employment rarely closes leaving parents and guardians in an early morning scramble for child care before they need to get out the door to safely navigate icy roads.

One community staple that is always open to families is that of United Way's education partner program in the Y Club at the Pickaway County Family YMCA. Much like the mantra of your local mailman, "rain, sleet, snow, or hail" the Y Club: Before and Afterschool program is open throughout the school year regardless of what mother nature throws our way.

The Y Club is open to kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade and provides daily academic (homework) mentoring, counseling and enrichment (STEM activities), physical education, time for both structured and free play, and a nutritious snack is served to every child each morning and afternoon. On school cancellation days hours are extended and students receive lunch while at the program.

To find out more about the Y Club including hours, rates, and programming, visit their website (here) or call the Pickaway County Family YMCA today at (740) 477-1661.