The Middle School Academies

YMCA Before-and-Afterschool Teen Program

The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg provides FREE, innovative before-and-afterschool programming for students in 6th through 8th grade at three local middle schools through The Middle School Academies (TMSA) program.

  • For students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade
  • Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Includes non-student days and holiday breaks
  • Club-based programs in the morning
  • Academic support in the afternoons

By incorporating activities and resources that engage students in academic growth and achievement, the program aims to help them to foster a love for learning while providing a support system and serving as a motivator. The YMCA strives to cultivate a safe, welcoming environment where students can feel a sense of belonging and achievement as they grow in their commitment to learning, positive relationships and as engaged, empowered individuals.

Child must be a student at the school site where the program is held in order to enroll in the program.

Locations: Bay Point Middle, Meadowlawn Middle, Pinellas Park Middle

A FREE program made possible by
Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County

Related Programs:
School-Age Programs | YReads | Madiera Beach Middle


To enroll, there are three main steps:


Reserve your space in the program by signing up online:

Reserve Now

Need help? Click here to view instructions for setting up an account (if you don't have one) or registering through our online system.


Download and complete the Registration Packet:

You can also pick up these forms at Childs Park YMCA or YMCA at Lealman Exchange.

NOTE: The form will need to be notarized; The YMCA childcare staff are notaries and this can be done when you drop your packet off.

Registration Packet (.PDF)


Return the completed forms to the Youth Development Office at Childs Park YMCA:

Childs Park YMCA
691 43rd St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Download the Parent Manual, review and keep for your records:

Parent Manual (.PDF)


Contact Information

Bay Point Middle

2151 62nd Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Lorraine Major


Meadowlawn Middle

6050 16th St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

Lisa Hopler

Pinellas Park Middle

6940 70th Ave. North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Justin Silers