Register Your Child for the After School Program for School Year 2022-2023

Dear Families, 

We are pleased to inform you that the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School and the YMCA of Greater Boston will partner in the 2022-2023 school year to offer a high quality after school program to benefit the Dudley St Charter School’s students and families.  

The YMCA Out-of-School Time programs ensure that all children reach their fullest potential through a project-based, active, and intentionally structured curriculum.  All of the YMCA programs are licensed through the Department of Early Education and Care and provide snacks.  Below are some frequently asked questions about our programs:   


What are the hours of operation? 

After School Program Dismissal-6pm (All School Days)


What happens during vacation weeks, snow days, and early release days?  

The YMCA will be offering programing on all vacation weeks (December, February and April) at the Dudley St Neighborhood Charter School from 8:00am-5:00PM.  Snow days will run from 9AM to 5:00 PM at the Roxbury YMCA.  When the school has an Early Release day, the YMCA offers care at the school site from early dismissal time until 6PM. 


Who are the directors?  What are the staff qualifications?

The program will be led by Kayla Balthazar who will be a full time Director. The Y maintains a 1 to 13 ratio of staff to children.  All educators go through extensive background checks and participate in ongoing trainings throughout the year including Behavior management, curriculum development, working with Diverse Learners, Teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Trainings on medication administration, CPR, First Aid and AED.


What is the rate of the program?

Please speak to our enrollment specialist, Christian Burgos, for program rates. Christian can be reached at or 617-318-1418.  The YMCA accepts vouchers and state subsidies are available for families who are income eligible.  Dudley St will be sponsoring two days of the program and the YMCA will be offering financial assistance.  Membership fees will be waived.  


Are part-time options available?

We encourage all families to sign up for full-time enrollment (5 days) for consistency and learning benefits for your child and the school.  However, there will be 2 and 3 day options available.  


I’m ready to sign up!  How do I register?

Registration Forms are available at the school (and linked below).  You can scan the registration form to Christian. Please be advised that all of the program participants will need a completed enrollment packet, a current physical and immunization record and medical forms prior to the start of the program.  


We look forward to working with you this school year! Questions can be directed to Unique Payne at or Christian Burgos at