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Community School Programs


The YMCA Community School Programs (CSP) offer interest based clubs over the lunch hour and after school in 18 elementary schools in London and St. Thomas. These programs are made possible through the support of the United Way, in partnership with the London District Catholic School Board and Thames Valley District School Board. Our literacy based clubs promote positive life skills such as physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and self-esteem.  We offer a wide range of exciting clubs that are based on students’ interests within each school such as Mini Chefs, Yoga Kids, and Video Drama, as well as clubs which offer vital services to the school community such as Homework Club and Breakfast Club. In addition to clubs running during the school year, PD Day Programs and the Summer Fun Club, are offered at selected schools.

Financial assistance is available to families that would like to participate but cannot afford the full cost of the program to ensure that children are able to participate regardless of financial barriers. Community School Programs offer a means for families to participate in interest based programs right in the school community.

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School Locations

Students enrolled in the following schools are invited to participate in Community School Programs.

Thames Valley District School Board:

East Carling
Evelyn Harrison
Knollwood Park
Lord Elgin
Wilton Grove

London District Catholic School Board:

• Blessed Sacrament
• St. Anne
• St. Francis
• St. Michael
• St. Pius X
• Our Lady of Lourdes
• Monsignor Morrison
• St. Anne’s – St. Thomas

Program brochures are sent home seasonally with students through the school.  Completed registrations can be returned to the student’s school office where they will be collected by a YMCA Director.  If your child is enrolled at one of the listed schools and you would like a program brochure or more information please contact the assigned YMCA Community School Program Director.

Contact Us

For more information on individual programs please call:

Jessica Dockrill, Community School Programs Director
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Lauren Moon, Community School Programs Director
Phone: 519.868.0062
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Rachel Patterson
Phone: 519.319.0092
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Krystle Csendes
Phone: 519.639.2320
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