November 03, 2016

At the YMCA, we believe all kids have big potential. That’s why we offer so many Youth Development programs that nurture young minds, strengthen growing bodies and inspire big dreams. Through the Y, kids find a place to call their own. A place where they hear, “you can do it, I believe in you,” every single day. A place where they can be kids, and where they can grow into so much more.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
From six-month-olds to high school seniors, the Y nurtures kids of all ages with programs that encourage kids to get moving, thinking, and growing.

Babies and Toddlers
Early Childhood Development – nurturing young minds, good health and school readiness
Safe Start  prevents the tragedy of childhood drowning by teaching infants and toddlers how to survive an accidental fall into water

Elementary and Middle School
Elementary After School – safety, reading, homework help, values and wellness
Middle School After School – hands-on learning, reading, enrichment, mentoring and wellness
Healthy Weight & Your Child – encouraging healthier lifestyles, reversing childhood obesity
Summer Camps – fun, interactive summertime learning to boost kids’ brains and bodies

High School
Teen Achievers – empowering at-risk youth to achieve college and career dreams
YMCA Teen Ambassadors – instilling values, compassion and leadership skills
YMCA Christian Values Conference – strengthening teens’ faith, goals and values

All Ages
Youth Sports – instilling values and skills that help kids succeed on and off the playing field
Swim Lessons – safety, confidence and introducing kids to a great, lifelong sport