Olive Branch Family YMCA



Middle School Afterschool Program

It can be hard to figure out your place in the world. As a young person, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. The Y is committed to nurturing children and teens for their success.

The Olive Branch Family YMCA is proud to partner with:

  • DeSoto Central Middle School
  • Olive Branch Middle School

Bus transportation picks up at these schools and brings them to the Olive Branch Family YMCA.

6th- 8th grade

Hours of Operation:
After School – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$60 per week


Mandy Smith
Associate Childcare Director serving DeSoto County, MS


Teen Leaders

Somewhere between becoming an adult and being a kid, a teen is discovering who they are and who they want to be. Often misunderstood, teens want us to know that they are growing up. At the Y, we know that teenagers will rise to meet expectations set for them, so we set our expectations high. Mentors, staff and other role models value our teens’ individuality and guide them toward becoming responsible and engaged adults. We believe that every teen deserves a successful future and has the responsibility to be a positive force in their community.

Who: For 13 – 18 year olds, the members of this club will have opportunities that strengthen their leadership and social skills through their own personal development and service to others.


  • Bi-Weekly Meetings (August – May) currently on Monday nights, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Quarterly Service Projects and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Summer Social Outings

Additional Info: The members of this club have a strong desire to make a difference at their YMCA and in their community. In addition to emphasis on personal growth and service work, we will also focus on physical fitness, working out as a group and learning the importance of healthy habits.