In order to take part in the GOAL Line Program, students must be enrolled in one of the fourteen GOAL Line partner schools below. To enroll your child in one of these schools, please visit the school’s website, linked below.
- Bagley Elementary School (PreK-6)
- Coleman A. Young Elementary (PreK-5)
- Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (PreK-8)
- John R. King Academy (PreK-8)
- Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (PreK-8)
- Pasteur Elementary School (K-6)
- Schulze Academy of Technology and Arts (PreK-6)
- Vernor Elementary School (PreK-6)
How does the Bus work?
The GOAL Line bus loop runs before and after school and makes stops at all fourteen of the GOAL Line partner schools in northwest Detroit. There is not cost for students to catch the GOAL Line bus at any of the designated stops and ride the bus to their school. Buses run in both directions around the loop, allowing students to take the fastest route to their school.
If your student is participating in the afterschool program, they can also ride the bus to their afterschool enrichment, and to the stop closest to their home in the evening. Although there is no fee for the bus only program, there is a $25/family/year enrollment fee for students participating in afterschool porgramming at NWAC.
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Each day, GOAL Line Afterschool Students participate in a series of activities and enrichment classes that expand their creativity, help them build new skills, and support their social emotional learning.
When students arrive on site, the YMCA youth aides work with students on homework, academic exercises, and various social emotional learning activities. From 5pm - 6pm, all GOAL Line students will participate in enrichment classes. Each class is offered two times per week (Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday).
Classes rotate every nine weeks and are based on their grade level. On Fridays, all GOAL Line students participate in programming offered by The Manhood Project and other partners focused on student leadership.
2019-2020 Enrichment Partners
A founding GOAL Line enrichment partner, the Wendy Hilliard program uses gymnastics to promote healthy lifestyles and fitness, as well as to teach life skills such as teamwork, time management, responsibility, and problem solving in a fun and interactive manner.
The AccelerateKID program empowers youth to become innovators through entrepreneurship and technology education. Their unique programs help students learn computer coding while building 21st century skills like creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
Through two programs, “Triple Play Healthy Habits” and “Power Hour”, BGCSM encourages youth to adopt healthy lifestyle choices and improve their academic abilities. Students build confidence and develop a growth mindset that helps them overcome obstacles they face in their daily lives.
A world champion martial arts school and youth development organization, Alkebu-lan Village teaches martial arts techniques that develop healthy bodies while building critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
A founding GOAL Line enrichment partner, College for Creative Studies offers hands-on art and design activities in that help students learn creativity, self-expression, self-reflection, observation, and hand-eye skills that are valuable for any career path they may choose.
Technology & Innovation
The program immerses youth in state-of-the-art digital technology and reinforces critical STEM learning by teaching basic computer programming skills. Students are provided the tools to tinker, innovate, make, and explore in a safe and engaging environment.
Self-Advocacy and Growth
Just Speak’s programming empowers young people with resiliency skills that help them cope with in-the-moment frustration and develop a core sense of self. Youth are immersed in a trauma-informed culture of healing that uses movement (such as yoga) as therapy and teaches personal empowerment and advocacy.
The Soaring Insight program engages youth in creative activities that heighten their awareness of STEM concepts using a NASA-based curriculum. Students work in small teams on group projects and may even have the opportunity to talk to NASA professionals!
With a focus on creative youth development and arts education, Living Arts uses dance to encourage students not only to create, but to communicate their ideas, think critically about their work, and connect to the world around them.
Music & Poetry
Lyricist Society gives youth a creative outlet for authentic self-expression. Students learn methods for controlling the narrative about themselves and their community through music and poetry, while promoting achievement and exploring career paths in digital media.
Microworks helps students launch their very own businesses. Students will develop business plans, marketing strategies, computer skills, and entrepreneurship knowledge. Students also participate in Product Design Workshops where they learn to create and sell their product to community.
YMCA uses cooking to help students learn new math and science concepts like fractions, units of measurement, and chemical changes. Each session is packed with interactive experiences to teach students skills needed when working with food.
The Manhood Project provides high quality, structured, trauma-informed sessions that help students develop their own voice as leaders. Sessions are active, inclusive, and reﬂective, pushing students to develop their social-emotional skills.
Swimming with GOAL Line
GOAL Line Swimming FAQs
|How many times a week will my student be swimming?||Your student will be swimming one day a week based on which group they are in. A notification is sent home letting you know which day your child will be swimming.|
|What will my student need to swim?||Swim suit, flip flops, towel, soap and a swim cap for long hair (both boys and girls).|
|Why does my student need soap?||Your student will use the soap to remove any oils and dirt build up from the day before getting in the water so it does not affect the quality of the water. They can also remove chlorine after swimming is done.|
|Who will be with my student in the water?||3 Detroit Recreation Instructors will be in the water as well as 2 lifeguards on duty keeping watch and teaching your student. Students will also be accompanied by their YMCA Youth Leader to support transitions in and out of the pool.|
|What if my student does not own a swim suit?||If your child does not own a swim suit, they will not be able to participate in swimming until a the swim order is fulfilled. GOAL Line and the City of Detroit Parks and Rec department will be providing swim wear for students participating in the program. Please indicate the size of suit your student will need in the swim form sent home (or click here to download the form).|
|What if my student owns a swim suit?||Your student is welcome to use his/her own swim suit. Swim suit should be a one piece for girls and a basic trunk for boys. GOAL line and the City of Detroit Parks and Rec Department will be providing swim wear for students participating in the program.|
|Where will my student store all the swim items?||Students will be taking their swim items home every day.|
|What if my student forgets their swim suit for the day?||No worries! Your student will be assigned a different enrichment for the day if they forget their suit.|
|Where will my student change into and out of a swim suit?||GOAL line program has reserved the Northwest Activities Center locker rooms for the time the students are in and out of the pool.|
|Will my student take a shower before or after?||Yes. Students will be showering before and after swim class|
|Can I pick up my student early when s/he is swimming?||Of course you can always pick up your child! With our swimming enrichment please provide additional time for the student to get dressed and out of their swim wear.|
|What if I do not want my student to swim?||You will have the option to decline swim on the form sent home. We will then assign your student a different enrichment for those days.|
|Who will be in the locker room with my student?||YMCA staff will be providing support for the students in the locker room to keep them safe. They will not help students get dressed. As a reminder all staff have gone through extensive background checks and have been cleared by the state of Michigan to work in our program.|
Will my student be swimming in the deep end?
Students are initially taught in the shallow side the pool. Once they have mastered certain skills they will be performing exercises in the deep end of the pool supervised by the staff.
If you have any other questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-224-1222.