Underhill ID 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.

All classes are open to students at UID and UCS. UCS students will ride bus afterschool to UID. Parent pick up is at UID. There is no late bus back to UCS.

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.

Me Power for Parents

For Parents of Kindergartner’s at Jericho, Underhill ID, and Underhill Central Schools:

Deb Chisholm’s Me Power™ is an innovative program that she created to help children be authentic and confident, even under stress. When children use their Me Power™, it makes all the difference in challenging situations (con­fusing friendships, bullying, teasing, etc.). Parents will learn the basics of Me Power ™ (Assert, Beliefs, Courage) and will leave with concepts and skills they can immediately apply.

In addition, participants will focus on 2 key processes for children to use their heads and act from their hearts (Me Power in action). The 1-2-3 Me Power™ strategy is a proven method for kids to use their Me Power. This prepares them to do what is right for them when confronted with a challenging situation. Secondly, you learn about Growing My Way-Growing Your Way: a kid-friendly conceptual framework for understanding and accepting differences (one of the root issues in mean and bullying behaviors).

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Our bountiful selection of drawings introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall-themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer’s scarecrow. Stylized art styles will be explored through our tarantula line art and Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts classroom! Sign up today!

When: Mondays, September 16 – October 22, 2:35-3:50pm

Grades: 1st – 4th

Where: Art Room

Cost: $80, Y Kids $40




River Explorers

Here in Vermont, we are so lucky to have such easy access to so many rivers and streams! Join L.L. Bean and the Greater Burlington YMCA as we explore what makes our local rivers so cool, and different ways to get out and enjoy them!

When: Wednesday, September 26 – October 31, 2:35-4:00pm

Grades: 1st – 4th

Where: Meet in art room, outside and then return to art room

Cost: $100, Y Kids $50




Rockin’ Rhythms!

EVERYBODY PLAYS DRUMS! Master drummer Saragail Benjamin will teach students African rhythms and games! Student will also have the opportunity to sing, dance, and drum a story.

When: Fridays, September 28 – November 9, 2:35-3:35pm

Where: Art Room

Cost: $120, Y Kids $60




Cheer Team

Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!! No Stunting!! Get Strong!!

Welcome Fall! This session we’ll perform for the holidays at the University Mall and for area sports teams! Lots of community building fun! 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. 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 IF DESIRED for about $45 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers

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

When: Thursdays, September 27 – December 20

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