Youth Development
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Youth Development Programs

Child Care

Child Care

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That's why child care at the Y us about more than look after kids.

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Education & Leadership

Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals.

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Swim, Sports & Play

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y 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.

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Camp

Camp

YMCA Camps share one thing: they're about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, discover new talents, try new actvities gain independence, and make friends and have fun!

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Child Protection

Child Protection

Our quality youth development programs enrich the lives of thousands of children each year, and the protection of every child is our top priority.

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Let's Move! Outside

Let's Move! Outside

The Department of the Interior is the lead agency for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative. The Department was joined by the YMCA of the USA and the National League of Cities (NLC) to coordinate efforts to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature through four pillars: play, learn, serve and work.

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