The Y at W.E. Kinvig Elementary

Ages 6 to 12

Tech-YI will begin its first year of programming this 2015/2016 school year. Tech-YI (Tech-Youth Innovation) is a program based on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that seeks to provide students a fun and engaging learning environment to build upon their skills in these fields of study while also developing teamwork, cooperation and self-esteem. In Tech-YI students will not only learn about the importance of science and technology in our fast-paced world, but also learn to apply this knowledge to gain valuable skills for life and their futures.

Tech YI 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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