Summer Learning at the Y

The McGaw YMCA offers several free, six-week summer learning programs through a partnership with Evanston/Skokie School District 65. Students are selected by their school based on their specific academic needs. Once selected, students are invited to enroll in the Y's free, six-week Summer Learning experience.

Summer Learning Programs:

Summer Learning Program (Grade K-5)

The Y's Summer Learning Program (SLP) is a free, six-week program designed to help advance students’ academic achievement through a full-day summer experience. Our program combines small group, rigorous literacy and math instruction with hands-on activities. Enrichment activities include art, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), music, fitness, sports, beach trips, field trips, and more!

This program is a partnership with McGaw YMCA and Evanston/Skokie School District 65. Students are selected by their school based on their specific academic needs.

Once selected, students are invited to enroll in the Y's free, six-week Summer Learning experience. 

MetaMedia Summer Experience (Grades 6-8)

MetaMedia Summer Experience (MSX) is a free, six-week program created for Black and brown middle school youth who wish to explore STEAM concepts STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) concepts.

In partnership with Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, MSX looks to cultivate 21st century skills in a positive, collaborative, and culturally rooted environment. Working alongside caring mentors, students will be able to investigate their personal and collective histories while gaining comfort with a variety of learning tools and modes of expression.

The MSX program is a partnership with McGaw YMCA, Northwestern University, City of Evanston and Evanston/Skokie School District 65. Students are selected by their school based on their specific academic needs.

Once selected, students are invited to enroll in the Y's free, six-week MSX experience.

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