Achievement Gap Programs

The Hot Springs YMCA is working hard at closing the academic achievement gap with pilot programs that improve students’ educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically, too.

Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program: 
In Partnership with Lakeside School District 

Third-grade reading skills predict high school graduation. That’s why the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program helps elementary students reading below grade level. The program focuses on phonics, writing, and reading to boost literacy skills, with enrichment activities to support physical and social-emotional growth.


Afterschool Signature Program:
In Partnership with Langston Magnet School

Not only do children and teens have a safe place to go in the afternoon with the Y, but our Afterschool program also helps them realize who they are and all they can achieve through academic intervention and health and enrichment activities.

Funded in part by: The United Way of the Ouachitas