FIND YOUR POTENTIAL AT THE Y!
YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS
We are for youth development
The YMCA nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through programming that supports them in mind, body, and spirit. Whether it’s through swimming lessons, summer camp, sports and recreation, or enrichment programs, we provide a safe space for kids to learn new skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and explore new interests so they can reach their full potential.
We strive to create programs for kids and teens that promote total wellness, grounded in the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our goal is to provide children and teens with the experiences, skills, and resources they need to reach their full potential, succeed in life, and grow up to be inspired, thoughtful, healthy adults.
The YMCA is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models.
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports and recreation at the YMCA is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
STEM & Other Youth Enrichment Programs
At the YMCA, we believe that raising kids to be healthy has as much to do with pursuing interests, passions and learning new things as it does with eating healthy and being active. Our minds and spirits need stimulus and enrichment, and we get more from life when we find things – and people – that inspire us. The YMCA is helping all children reach their full potential by supporting their unique interests and youth development journeys. When kids participate in Enrichment and Special Interest programs, we are able to nurture their curiosity, inspire creativity and teach them how to succeed.
Learn More About Our STEM and Other Youth Enrichment Programs:
Special Events & Programs
Sometimes even kids just need to take a little break, hang out with some friends, and have a little fun. The Y offers a great place and wonderful opportunities to do so.