The Y at Senator Reid Elementary

Ages 6 to 12

CONNECT began in 2012 at Senator Reid Elementary. In this program students will have the opportunity to develop their natural skills and talents as well as build upon leadership skills while encouraging equality and acceptance of others in their school community. The focus of this Academy is to have Children Overcoming Needs through New Experiences & Connectedness Together via an afterschool program that is the vehicle to connect students and families to their school thus increasing students’ academic success.

CONNECT is one of the RBC Academy Programs supported by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. The RBC Academies are a collection of intensive afterschool programs that operate within and serve the students and families of Surrey School District inner-city schools.

Funded by the RBC Foundation’s After-School Grants Project they help to ensure children and youth access learning and skill development opportunities that will help them stay in school and prepare them for their future.  Specific program objectives mandated by the funder are to:

  • Encourage and reinforce social skills and recreational skills development, and academic achievement
  • Increase self-esteem through skill development activities
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Encourage and develop links and partnerships between school, home and community
  • Provide a free program to participants
  • Provide programming designed to assist children and youth in at-risk or underserved communities

Please note that RBC Academy programs are not open for registration. Participants are identified and selected by school administrative staff.

For other after school programs offered by the YMCA, please check our After School Program page.




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