The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.
Earth Service Corps
The mission of the YMCA Earth Service Corps is to empower young people to become effective, responsible, global citizens by providing opportunities for service learning, environmental education, leadership development and cross-cultural awareness.
The YMCA of the USA Strategic Plan: "Advancing Our Cause" identified a priority objective to ensure access and engagement for all community members. This requires YMCA's to expand opportunities to equitably serve our diverse communities and to leverage the Y’s global reach to build bridges with global community at home and abroad.
Youth & Government
Teach democratic values and skills to youth through hands-on experiences.
BOLD & GOLD
Through outdoor adventures and wilderness experiences, the BOLD & GOLD program inspires courage and multi-cultural leadership in diverse groups of boys and girls ages 11-18 years old. The challenge, glory, and beauty of the wilderness come together on our exciting adventures, which range from weekend clubs to 1 to 3 week expeditions.
Through partnerships with public schools and preschools, YMCA Powerful Schools creates opportunities for young children that they would not ordinarily have access to. We work closely with the school district, school leadership, parents/guardians, and the community to provide programs that align with school curriculum and goals creating vibrant learning centers.