Founders Memorial After School Enrichment

Please take a look at these engaging afterschool opportunities. Your child does not need to be enrolled in the Y’s afterschool program to enroll in these activities.

Reach out to Katelyn Irwin, the Y’s Youth Development Coordinator, at 652-8153 if you would like to learn about potential financial assistance.

Please pack a healthy snack for your child that is attending an afterschool enrichment.

Outdoor Adventurers

The adventure keeps going and so does the curiosity for the natural world. This next session will explore continue to explore the woods around Founders as we head into winter full swing! Participants can expect to use snow shoes (provided by WVPD) and search for animal tracks! This class strives to be outside no matter the weather. Please ensure your child is ready to be outside with all the appropriate warm and waterproof gear. New participants welcome!

When: Tuesdays, April 30-June 4, 2:15 – 4:00pm

Grades: 3-5

Where: Students will meet Juli the instructor in the cafeteria before heading outside. Parent pick up will be in room C223. Y Kids return to Y in cafeteria.

Cost: $80, Y Kids $40




EvoKids Yoga

Join Evolution Family and Prenatal Yoga to practice yoga, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and get some wiggles out. Yoga helps children become attuned to their bodies inside and out. EvoKids Yoga helps to build self-confidence and self-awareness, manage emotions, and promote a healthy lifestyle. The goal of this class is to leave your child relaxed and happy.

When: Fridays, May 3-May 31, 3-4pm

Where: TBD

Cost: $85, Y Kids $75




Cheer Team

Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!! No Stunting!! Get Strong!!
Welcome Spring! This session we’ll perform at sports events at St. Michael’s College, at the Burlington Waterfront for Kid’s Day and other great events! Lots of community building and team bonding! All events are family friendly and fun for all!

This exciting program stresses fun, self-awareness and community involvement! What can your body DO? How strong can we get? Participants in Cheer Team will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and some mat skills, all using 8-counts. Learn or perfect moves such as cartwheels/roundoffs, and work on flexibility! You will also learn teamwork, play games, and form groups to develop cheers and dances!  Practice is weekly. All moves are appropriate, and cheers/dances are sharp looking, yet easy to learn.

Outreach to others is an important part of our work, and we often perform for seniors and charity events. Do you have an idea for an event? Let us know!!

Uniforms can be purchased at a discount IF DESIRED for about $54 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers.  These can also be purchased with uniform packages with our discount pricing.

Ages: Cheer team is open to children in surrounding towns, 5-11 years old

When: Thursdays, April 4-June 6

Time: 6:15-7:30pm

Where: Founders Memorial School at the gym in Essex

Cost: $110

Would you like to try Cheer Team but don’t want to commit? Visit a class

Questions: Contact instructor, Ila at 802-233-6862

Pom-Poms are available for use during the games and events for those that need. Price of class includes ALL events! There will be a team banquet at the end of the session. Visit GymKids Academy, Inc. on Facebook to see videos and picture or to say hi.



Pomerleau Family Y
266 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 862 9622 (YMCA)

Camp Abnaki
1252 Abnaki Road
North Hero, VT
802 372 9622 (YMCA)

Additional Program Sites
in Vermont

Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington and Chittenden Counties