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Youth Programs

A+ After School Program

A+ After School Program

At the Y, After School Programs are more than just kid-watching. It's about engaging your children during those critical hours keeping them safe and thriving.

Through a partnership with the Department of Education, the YMCA of Honolulu provides after school care for nearly 7,000 children in grades K-6 through A+ programs at public schools across Oahu.

October 20, 2021 Update: DOE sent a memo to all A+ parents/guardians that federal funds will be used to help offset an increase in A+ monthly fees, from $120 per month to $200 per month, effective November 1, for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year. As a result, families will not be impacted during this stage in the transition.

The increase in fees are to address COVID-19 impacts. rising operational costs and staffing challenges, and to ensure the sustainability of quality programming.

A+ Tuition Subsidies
The memo noted that when the fee increase is transitioned to families next school year (2022 - 23), the increase may be a hardship for some full-paying families, and that families may apply for a subsidy.

Before contacting the YMCA to apply for a tuition subsidy, please wait until you receive an update memo on subsidy eligibility from your school. The YMCA is also awaiting those details too. For those families currently receiving subsidized tuition, no further action is needed, as you will continue to receive your subsidies.

2021-22 A+ Program

Registration Instructions

We are excited to be a part of your child’s A+ experience for the 2021-2022 school year! Please follow the instructions below for registration as the registration process has changed from previous years:

  • Step 1: Complete the following forms found in the A+ Parent Handbook:
    • After-School Plus (A+) Program Registration Form
    • After-School Plus (A+) Program Registration Agreement Form
    • A+ Program Emergency Card (an emergency card is required for each student)
    • Application for Subsidized Monthly (A+ Program) Form (if applicable)
      • Complete this information only if you are applying for subsidized program fee. See List of Acceptable Income Documentation and attach your documents to the registration form. If you will be providing paystubs as proof of income, please provide the most recent months’ worth. You will be notified of your eligibility status.
    • Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement for Youth Programs Form
    • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Draft Authorization
    • COVID-19 Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement Form
  • Step 2: Drop off the above completed forms to your designated YMCA Branch. See below for drop off instructions.

Download the 2021-2022 A+ Registration Packet

If you do not have access to a printer, you may pick up a packet at your designated YMCA Branch. See below for YMCA Branch information.

When completing the registration forms, please make sure the application is complete. Incomplete applications may delay your child’s start date.

YMCA Branch Information
Registration Packet Drop Off Instructions
4835 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Contact: Bryan Murphy, 739-7580
Drop Off Only

Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
1335 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819

Contact: Evelyn Barut, 447-3842
Drop Off Only

Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 2:00pm
94-440 Mokuola Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

Contact: Anthoney Rogers, 678-4277
Drop Off Only

Monday-Friday: 11:30am to 5:30pm
95-1190 Hikikaulia Street
Mililani, HI 96789

Contact: Janet Ignacio, 625-1040
Drop Off Only

Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
1441 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813

Contact: Kulani Ho'ohuli, 541-5261
Drop Off Only: Welcome Center
(Place A+ registration form in an envelope: Attention - A+ Youth Dept.)

Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
1200 Kailua Road
Kailua, HI 96734

Contact: Wendy Tupper, 262-1487
Drop Off Only: Welcome Center
(Please have a staff member review the A+ application to confirm is it completed.)

Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Capacity Limits Due To COVID-19

Minimum and maximum enrollment may apply due to COVID-19 capacity limits, and at some school sites, capacity may be temporarily limited due to current staffing challenges. Please note that our Y, like many other businesses and organizations, has been aggressively trying to recruit and hire additional qualified staff members, in what continues to be a very challenging job market. We have implemented a recruitment center to address the industry-wide staffing shortage and hope to fill these A+ Afterschool positions as soon as possible. In addition, we have been offering a $50 new hire bonus, as well as referral bonuses to our employees and Y members and program participants whose referrals we hire.

Payment Information

The monthly fee for the A+ Program is $120 per child. This fee is due on the 1st program day of each month. Your first month’s program fee will be due on the first A+ program day. The fee is set by the Department of Education and may be subject to change if your child’s school implements a blended school schedule.

For general questions, please call 808-678-4296, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, or email info@ymcahonolulu.org.

Need Help Paying for A+?

Did you know you might be eligible for Child Care Connection Hawaii to cover program costs? Due to COVID-19 has temporarily changed its rules and more families are now eligible! All families are encouraged to apply.

During this crisis, DHS is temporarily expanding eligibility for Child Care Connection Hawaii (CCCH).

  • No income cap – CCCH subsidies will be awarded to all families impacted by this emergency, with priority given to underserved and at-risk families, so long as money is available.
  • Suspension of activity requirements – parents temporarily do not have to meet activity requirements to assist families who have lost jobs and are looking for new employment.
  • Suspension of subsidy co-payments – family co-payment for the subsidy payment may be waived

Download the flyer and apply here.

2021-22 A+ Locations

Kaimuki Branch
  • Aina Haina Elementary
  • Kuhio Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary
Kalihi Branch
  • Aliamanu Elementary
  • Alvah Scott Elementary
  • Kaewai Elementary
  • Kapalama Elementary
  • Lanakila Elementary
  • Likelike Elementary
  • Moanalua Elementary
  • Puuhale Elementary
  • Red Hill Elementary
  • Shafter Elementary
Nu'uanu Branch
  • Aliiolani Elementary
  • Kauluwela Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Maemae Elementary
  • Nuuanu Elementary
  • Pauoa Elementary
  • Royal Elementary
Leeward Branch
  • August Ahrens Elementary
  • Barbers Point Elementary
  • Ewa Beach Elementary
  • Ewa Elementary
  • Holomua Elementary
  • Honowai Elementary
  • Hookele Elementary
  • Iroquois Elementary
  • Kapolei Elementary
  • Leihoku Elementary
  • Makakilo Elementary
  • Mauka Lani Elementary
  • Pohakea Elementary
  • Waikele Elementary
  • Waipahu Elementary
Mililani Branch
  • Helemano Elementary
  • Daniel K Inouye (Hale Kula) Elementary
  • Kipapa Elementary
  • Lehua Elementary
  • Manana Elementary
  • Mililani Ike Elementary
  • Mililani Mauka Elementary
  • Mililani Uka Elementary
  • Mililani Waena Elementary
  • Palisades Elementary
  • Pearl City Highlands Elementary
  • Solomon Elementary
  • Wahiawa Elementary
  • Waialua Elementary
  • Waiau Elementary
Windward Branch
  • Ahuimanu Elementary
  • Kaelepulu Elementary
  • Kailua Elementary
  • Kaohao (Lanikai) Elementary
  • Kapunahala Elementary
  • Malama Honua Elementary
  • Maunawili Elementary
  • Puohala Elementary
  • Waimanalo Elementary

* Current as of June 23, 2021.

A+ Information
Tax ID Numbers
  • Fed ID: 99-0073533
  • SOH ID: GE-102-354-1248-01