Youth Development

Youth Development

Programs designed to provide learning and physical activity for youth/teens working with YMCA Staff.  The YMCA provides a safe and healthy environment for youth to enjoy variety of activities.

 

 

7th Grade Initiative

York Branch YMCA
9/1/22 - 6/15/23
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The 7th Grade Initiative offers seventh-grade students an opportunity to receive a FREE YMCA membership for an entire school year.  Students will receive full member privileges which include the use of the YMCA indoor facilities during normal operating hours.  The 7th Grade Initiative seeks to establish the YMCA as an important resource to young teens while providing a safe place where they can meet friends while offering a healthy environment with value-based programming.

The program is open to anyone who lives in York County.  There is not application fee, must provide verification of 7th grade status.

  • For additional information contact:
  • Nacole Gaines
  • [email protected]
  • 717-843-7884 EXT 242

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/1/22 6/15/23 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 06/15/23
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Coding

York Branch YMCA
9/1/22 - 5/31/23
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How to Get Your Kids Interested in Coding

Coding:  Students in grades 4-7

Learn basic app and computer programming skills.

No experience required – program meets Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-6:15 pm

Dinner is included in the program

For more information or an application contact [email protected]

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/1/22 5/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 05/31/23
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Temple Guard

York Branch YMCA
9/1/22 - 5/31/23
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What We Do - YWCA York

What is Temple Guard?

YMCA of the Roses (York Branch) Temple Guard Drill Team is an inspirational youth program that has continued to grow over the past 20 years.  This mentoring program is based on the discipline and focus that trains youth in grades K-12 in military-style boot camp marching and dance to the accompaniment of drum line.

The programs mission is to serve as a mentor for youth of all ages, genders, races, religions and economic backgrounds.  Our purpose is to enrich participants’ lives by teaching respect for one another and elders in and around their neighborhood; to be leaders, not followers; to set a higher standard of living as a role model for others in the community and in school; and to settle for no less than a passing grade in all subjects.  This is achieved by:

  • Building character through military-style boot camp marching with structured discipline (push-ups, running laps, etc)
  • Providing positive male and female role models
  • Teaching responsibility classes dealing with problem solving and decision making regarding issues such as: manners, saying “NO” to drugs/alcohol, healthy dating and sexuality, peer pressure, etc.
  • Creating a positive scholastic attitude that leads to passing grades
  • Enhancing individual leadership skills
  • Encouraging community involvement
  • Providing trips outside of the city, giving experiences that the youth otherwise might never have the opportunity to experience

Program Director:  Mike Smith

[email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/1/22 5/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
09/01/22 - 05/31/23
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Y-Achievers

York Branch YMCA
9/1/22 - 6/15/23
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Y Achievers - YMCA OF MEMPHIS & THE MID-SOUTH

Y-Achiever’s is a college preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures.  The core elements of the Y-Achiever’s program is to help youth pursue higher education and career goals, establish relationships with area leaders, organizations, and media networks while having concentrated focus on youth development and awareness. These skills will be achieved by applying the following tools:  career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring , networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops.

The program is open to anyone who lives in York County.  There is a $25 application fee to participate.

Contact [email protected] for additional information and application form.

All meetings are held at the YMCA York Branch, 90 N Newberry St, York PA 17401 (Enter through the Childcare/Youth Development Doors).

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/1/21 6/1/23 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
09/01/22 - 06/15/23
$25 Register  

Youth and Government (Dover)

Bob Hoffman Dover YMCA
10/5/22 - 5/31/23
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Youth and Government, a program that dates back to the late 1930’s, is a national program of the YMCA.  It involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized model-government programs.

In Youth and Government programs, teens from across the state meet in their local clubs throughout the year to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of their state and to propose possible legislation to make state government more efficient.  The program culminates with the teens serving as delegates at their state conference, debating bills on the floor of the legislature.

As a result of the program, young people learn about the democratic system and are trained in parliamentary procedure, the legislative committee process, debate, press relations, and lobbying techniques.  Delegates learn by doing and have the opportunity to try their hand at leadership in an open and receptive learning environment.

Program goal:  To develop young men and women who will be better citizens by being both knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy.

For grades 7-10, interested in law and/or politics

For additional information contact  [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/14/22 11/1/22 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/05/22 - 05/31/23
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Closes
11/30/2022

 

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