Anaheim Achieves After School Program

Anaheim’s #1 After School Program
Award-Winning After School Collaboration

Now in its 19th year, the Anaheim Achieves after school program has grown from its 16 original school sites to 45 current sites, serving more than 5,000 students daily in elementary, junior high and high schools. The program has received state and national recognition for its commitment to community collaboration and dedication to educational excellence, and was chosen by the California Department of Education to become one of 14 Regional Learning Centers intended to be a model for developing programs throughout the state of California. For all of these reasons and more, the Anaheim Achieves after school program has made a marked impact on the children, families, and communities in and surrounding Anaheim, California.

Thanks to the Anaheim Achieves after school programstudents are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices after school. They have a safe, positive and enriching place to explore their unique talents and interests, and discover their full potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Anaheim Achieves is located on your child’s school campus.  The program serves students from Kindergarten – 12th grade and is offered at 46 schools throughout Anaheim (35 elementary, 6 junior high and 5 high schools) in partnership with the Anaheim Elementary, Savanna, Magnolia and Anaheim Union High School districts, City of Anaheim, California Department of Education and Orange County Department of Education. The program operates from school dismissal to 6:00pm.


Registration and Contact Information:
If you are interested in enrolling your child or teen in the Anaheim Achieves after school program, please be sure to contact the YMCA Program Supervisor at your school. Their information can be found once you select your school district in the links below.


Elementary School:
Fee: $62 per month

Select the school district to see all Anaheim Achieves locations and to get in contact with the YMCA Program Supervisor at your school

Anaheim Elementary School District

Magnolia School District

Savanna School District


Junior High and High School:
Fee: Free

Select the school district below to see all Anaheim Achieves locations and to get in contact with the YMCA Program Supervisor

Anaheim Union High School District


After School Curriculum Designed for Success
 S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), reading and writing
Enrichment: art, drama, dance, leadership clubs, sports, cooking and more
Recreation: team sports, fitness, health, and nutrition
Character: Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility


Anaheim Achieves Goals

  1. Provide a safe off-track and after-school environment
  2. Students will meet or exceed state & local standards
  3. Teach positive character traits
  4. Healthy lifestyle choices, constructive recreational, enrichment, and community service projects
  5. Parent/family involvement and education
  6. Family access to health care
  7. Community volunteerism
  8. Staff training and development
  9. Collaborative support and strategic partnerships

Priority enrollment will be given to homeless youth (McKinney Vento) and foster youth. Second priority will be given to youth who attend the program daily.

Annual program evaluation results are available upon request.

Registration Forms:

After School Care Jobs
We are now hiring for After School Care positions for the Anaheim Achieves program.
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Anaheim Achieves Student Films 2015

The Anaheim Achieves program serves one afternoon snack per day at all sites. At the Anaheim Elementary and Anaheim Union High School District (junior high) sites also receive a supper provided by the YMCA. Each snack and supper is prepared in compliance with governing federal and state guidelines to ensure nutritional value. A monthly menu is posted for inspection and comment. Any variation in diet is permitted only in accordance with a physician’s written order or for religious purposes. Please notify the program supervisor if your child has any food allergies. Further documentation will be required.

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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