At the Hurley, we believe every child should have the opportunity to be a part of a bilingual extended learning environment that allows more time for academics and an array of enrichment activities. For students ages *5 through 12, families have the option of enrolling in our full afterschool program, Bodega de Arte: Partnership with the YMCA, and/or several one-day enhancement programs serving students in specific grades. For Middle School families, we have our own three-day program, ¡LUCHA!, and other amazing opportunities!
Bodega de Arte Afterschool Program
Partnership with Huntington Ave. YMCA
Monday–Friday 2:30p–6p; Vacation weeks and most holidays; Ages 5 – 12
The mission of Bodega de Arte is to create a supportive bilingual environment where our students have opportunities for expanded academic support and unique enrichment programs. Here is a quick glimpse of our program (for a more detailed description download our brochure below):
A typical schedule for full-time Bodega de Arte includes:
- 2:30–2:45: Community Meeting
- 2:45–3:45: Enrichment Clubs
- 3:45–4:00: Snack
- 4:00–5:15: ¡Progresa! (Academics)
- 5:15–5:45: ¡Actívate! (Health and Fitness)
- 5:45–6:00: Clean up & Ready for Pick up
All students enrolled full-time are eligible for:
- full day child care at the YMCA during vacations, holidays and summer; and
- a free child membership at the YMCA.
The cost is $97 per week for full-time participants; vouchers accepted and financial assistance offered to families in need
We have many outside programs that are open to all Hurley students. These programs fulfill the specific needs of our student population and are offered at different times of the school year. Contact Karen González for more information on these programs.
Middle School Opportunities
¡LUCHA! Afterschool Program; Tuesday–Thursday 2:30p-4p — The Hurley’s very own Middle School Afterschool Program. The goal of ¡LUCHA! is to cultivate leaders so that they may effect change within themselves, others and within their community.
ISEE Prep Course; Saturday 9a–12p Location: TBD — An 8-week course that helps prepare our students in 6th and 8th grade for the ISEE Exam. Students who wish to attend the exam schools (Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and John D. O’Byrant) must take the ISEE Exam on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Applications will be available soon!
Benjamin Franklin Institute Solar Car Program; Dates: TBD — Students are paired with a college student to build a solar car. In May, students will participate in a solar car competition! More information to follow!
If you would like more information about any of our programs, please contact Karen González, Director of Community Partnerships and Extended Learning, at 617-635-8489 or KGonzalez@ymcaboston.org.