Setting kids up for success!
Here at the Y we aim to set our youth up for a successful future. One of the best ways to do that is to educate them early on about the importance of living a healthy, fulfilling life. We have a variety of programs to help do just that!
C.H.A.N.G.E. for Children
C.H.A.N.G.E. is a program dedicated to teaching kids who struggle with weight issues how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Participants (ages 6-16) will experience a variety of activities to keep them moving, including ball games, fitness classes, swimming, skating and more! The class meets twice a week from 5:00-6:30pm. Cost is $75 for the 11-week program. For more information see our C.H.A.N.G.E. page.
Girls on the Run/STRIDE
Running and character building are the focuses of these programs. Girls on the Run and STRIDE (for boys) are volunteer-led afterschool programs at various sites throughout our region. Participants meet twice a week and at the end of the program participate in a 5k race. Anyone interested in the program, or in volunteering to work with the students, should contact Donavann.
We also offer a youth membership for kids ages 12-15 years old to use the Y facilities without a parent/guardian for up to two hours per day. Youth have access to fitness classes, swimming, basketball, the track, racquetball, and a Wellness Center orientation. More information about Primetime is available here.
Teens in Training
Teens in Training is for teens ages 12-15 years old who would like to use the Wellness Center without a parent or guardian present. Participants will have a one-hour orientation on how to use the equipment, elements of a good workout, and exercise safety. This class meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm and costs $10. For more details, contact Donavann Thornton, or simply register at the Front Desk.