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.


Program Locations

The Middle School Academies program is offered at the following locations:

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


2019-20 Middle School Registration Packet (.PDF) 2019-20 Parent Manual (.PDF)


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

YMCA Youth Development Executive Director

Barbara White
727.895.9622 x2157

YMCA Director, Resource Centers

Eric Ventura
727.895.9622 x4102