The Stamford Family YMCA's LEAD Academy after-school program serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program operates after school until 6:00pm and extended care is offered to children until 7:00pm. When school releases early, children arrive at the YMCA for an extended day program. LEAD Academy also offers vacation camp days on most school holidays.
LEAD Academy students have the good fortune to engage with peers from other schools and are provided with multiple opportunities to develop social skills and character. The program offers children academic enrichment, basic math and reading skill development, and homework assistance. After homework completion and check, students eat a snack provided by the YMCA and participate in a broad range of activities for 45 minutes to an hour each.