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Before and After School Services

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Before and After School Services is supported through a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.

The mission of our Before and After School Services YMCA program is to provide support to families by caring for their children during out of school time in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment. Our programs include:

Kids Country Y Club, our K-5 program offered at each of our 18 elementary schools

Kids Country Y-Club is also available on certain non-school days, and inclement weather days. BASS YMCA Summer Camp is held throughout the summer; Before & After during Summer Learning Institute and all day camp in July and Aug. 


Lee's Summit R-7 provides Before and After School Services during the Summer Learning Institute and a summer camp through our partnership with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. 

Learn more about Summer BASS YMCA

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We believe that . . .

  • Children should be respected, nurtured and encouraged.
  • Children should develop positive relationships when exposed to dedicated and committed staff and community.
  • Children should reach their highest potential when successful partnerships with families are established.
  • Children should have choices to be exposed to a variety of educational and recreational interests.
  • Children should experience positive effects on their development, which leads to life-long successes.
  • Children who attend Before & After School Services programs should benefit by becoming good citizens and contributors to society.

Before and After School Services YMCA

John Mikos, YMCA President/CEO

Steve Scraggs, YMCA Senior Vice President of Youth Development Services

Dawn Butler, Director

Kristi Fate, Assistant Director

Barbie Wright, Administrative Secretary

Georgia Johnson, Account Secretary

Viki Backhus, Patti Ray, and Cassie Hackett, Program Managers

Phone: 816.986.3440  
Fax:  816.986.3455

Daily & Early Release Days: 6:30 a.m. - Start of School; End of School - 6 p.m.

Non-School Days: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Snow Days: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Summer Camp: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SLI: 6:30 a.m. - SLI start, SLI end - 6:00 p.m.


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Philosophy of Inclusion

Before and After School Services YMCA is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, supportive and nurturing atmosphere where children of all abilities and staff have an opportunity to come together.  Our award-winning program is designed to support positive behavior and respectful accommodations for children who have various types of disabilities.

See our Philosophy of Inclusion

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