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Facility Address

Appleton YMCA
218 East Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: 920.739.6135
Fax: 920.734.2000

Contact Information

School Age Registrar
Shelly Seif
Phone: 920.954.7641
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School Age Director
Kim Norton
Phone: 920.954.7642
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21st Century Director
Jolene Leurquin
Phone: 920.832.4951
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Billing Department
Phone: 920.954.7646
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YMCA School Age Programs (Before/After) Appleton School District

21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers are designed to make lasting changes in the lives of children through positive youth development. The Appleton Area School District established after-school programs through funds provided by a US Department of Education grant. Partnerships with community organizations are helping the Centers provide academic and enrichment opportunities for students in safe, supportive after-school environments.

Registration 2018-19

  • Registration begins August 6, 2018.

Mission Statement

To create a safe, drug-free environment during non-school hours that supports student achievement, healthy lifestyles and developmental assets through an integrated network of community-wide partners that is responsive to the diverse needs of the school community.

21st Century Program Goals

  • Improve a student's academic achievement
  • Provide a safe, drug-free environment for students who need after-school supervision
  • Promote involvement in academic, recreational, cultural, health and social programs
  • Increase access to technology

21st Century Program Sites

Full-time site coordinators are located at each school to create vital links between the student's school hours and non-school hours. Site coordinators are provided by the Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley and the YMCA.

Horizons Elementary
After School Program Only
Brett Backman
Jefferson Elementary
After School Program Only
Leah Zwiers
Johnston Elementary
Before and After School Program
Alyssa Bozich
Lincoln Elementary
Before and After School Program
Jolene Leurquin
McKinley Elementary *
After School Program Only
Renae Johnson

"The 21st Century Program is a part of a vision where an after-school program provides the academic, emotional, mentoring and nutritional support for all children. Lincoln is very fortunate." -Ron Dunlap, former Lincoln Elementary School Principal

* The schools denoted with an asterisk do not receive 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funding from Wisconsin DPI.


Students who attend the 21st Century Community Learning Centers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs that impact academic achievement; help develop new skills and interests; increase awareness and understanding of different cultures; and increase physical fitness, self-esteem, and leadership skills.

  • Academics: Tutoring, daily homework, assistance, book clubs, reading programs and incentives
  • Enrichment: Dance, field trips, cooking classes, career exploration, health & wellness activities
  • Technology: Computer games, pen pal exchanges, educational programs, computer and internet classes
  • Recreation: Outdoor play, board games, sports and games
  • Culture: Music, drama, dance, arts and crafts
  • Community Service

Daily Schedule

  • Before School
    6:30-8:05 AM (Lincoln/Johnston Only)
  • After School
    3:16-3:30 PM Arrival/sign-in/snack
    3:30-4:30 PM Homework Time and Tutoring
    4:30-6:00 PM Clubs and Enrichment Activities
  • Reduced rates available for those of low-income.
  • Early release and full day off care is available at limited Y site locations for an additional fee/registration which are offered on a month to month basis.
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