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Hillcrest World Fair

In it's 3rd year, May's Mission YMCA Hillcrest World Fair is a culminating event and showcase for a month-long world cultures exploration.

After School teachers pick a country and design enrichment activities encompassing many different learning styles and modes of learning. Parents/Caregivers and the entire Hillcrest Community are invited to view student work and engage in interactive activities which span the globe!

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The ExCEL After School Programs mission is to create and sustain "safe havens" at public schools where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities and integrated education, health, social service, and cultural programs in the out-of-school hours.

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