The Y ensures that the time gap after school is filled creatively and constructively. The Visser Family YMCA’s Impact After School Program is an exciting and unique partnership between the Y, Grandville, Jenison and Hudsonville Public School systems, and corporate and foundation donors.

Combining play with academics, the Impact After School Program promotes creativity, a love for learning, social and emotional development and character building in a safe and nurturing environment with caring adults. Studies show that participation in after school programs helps boost school attendance and academic performance, and helps to alleviate achieve gaps among children.

In our Impact After School Program, youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.


  • Academic Support (Tutoring and Homework Assistance)
  • Mentoring Program (Delivered by local professional leaders, teachers and volunteers)
  • Health and Fitness Activities (Swimming, Gym)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Healthy Meal Program


Ages: 11 – 14 years old

Every day students come to a safe and engaging environment at the Y and have access to tutoring and homework assistance, health and fitness activities, mentoring, a healthy meal, and so much more. Students in our program are referred to the Y by a teacher, social worker, principal or other school official and are automatically enrolled in the nine-month program and are not charged to participate.  Free busing is provided through the school districts.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us via email or call 616.885.5735.