Y program offers after school alternative

NORWICH – In an effort to further its mission of promoting physical, social and emotional growth and well being of youth in the community, the Norwich Family YMCA hopes to increase enrollment in its after school programs.

Most importantly, the Y wants to assure the community that cost shouldn’t be a deterrent.

“We want to promote a safe environment for children,” said YMCA Youth and Family Director Bonnie Tiffany. “No one is ever turned away just because they can’t pay for it.”

After school programs are offered by the YMCA for children grades K-6 at three locations throughout the county: The high school in Greene, the primary school in Oxford, and the Y in Norwich. Tiffany, who oversees all three locations, encourages parents to consider one of these as a safe place for their children. Tiffany said she understands the need for parents to work and extends and invitation for those seeking a positive after school alternative.

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