Middle School Out-of-School Program

S.T.A.R.S. is an After School Program for Middle School Students.

Sports & Recreation
Tutoring & Academic Enrichment
Art & Humanities
Readiness Training for College & Careers
Service Learning & Community Service

The Y is launching a new Middle School Initiative for the 2017-18 school year. The S.T.A.R.S. program will support students from 5 Middle Schools, hosting the activities and services at 3 locations.

Available at the following Middle Schools:


  • Thurmont
  • West Frederick
    (Serving Crestwood students, transportation provided)
  • Gov. Thomas Johnson
    (Serving Monocacy students, transportation provided)

Annual Registration Fee: $20
Monthly Activity Fee: $40

The monthly fee for the S.T.A.R.S. program includes the following benefits:

  • All activity fees for daily enrichment services
  • Daily meal and/or supplemental snack
  • Field trip & transportation costs
  • Annual Youth Membership to the Y
    (Subject to active Daily/Weekly participation in the S.T.A.R.S. program)
  • Access to the Y Leaders Club and Reach & Rise Mentoring programs


Financial Assistance available for families with a demonstrated need.

Monday, Aug 21ST @ 8:00am

Registration opens Monday, August 21st at 8:00am at the Downtown Y. Y Staff will be at each Middle School Open House and/or Back to School Night to conduct on site registration for your convenience.

Monday, Sep 18TH

School Dismissal – 6:30pm
Monday – Friday

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Murphy
Youth Development Program Director
301-663-5131 x 1280 or rmurphyr@frederickymca.org

Info Sessions on the following dates: 8/21, 8/23, 8/24, 8/29, 8/30, 8/31, 9/11 & 9/13
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