We believe the values and skills learned at an early age are vital building blocks for life. 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.
Friday Night Hoops
Program happens every Friday through November 2017
$3.00 for Members
$5.00 for Non-Members
Attention students in 5th through 12th grade: Are you looking for something to do on Friday nights? Get together with your friends for pick-up games of basketball every Friday night from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. Students must be dropped off by 10:00 pm and cannot leave without being picked up by parent or guardian (unless drove themselves). Must be playing basketball to be involved. Participants must have a photo ID (i.e. School ID)
7 to 11 Club
Calling all children ages 7 to 11 for this fun, free event. While Mom and Dad are working out, join us for games, arts & crafts, service projects and more. Earn special beads for participation and try to break records for superior achievements. Monthly special events will be hosted as well. Check with your YMCA Center for more details.
Youth Training Initiative
Upon completion of a Youth Wellness Orientation Classes by YMCA Wellness Staff and the written consent of their parents, 12 to 15 year-old members will now be able to use cardio and selectorized equipment in our Wellness Centers. Ask your center for details on how to get started.
Members 14 and 15 are allowed to use wellness center accompanied by a parent or guardian. They will be allowed to use all cardio and strength equipment but free weights equipment must be supervised by a parent, YMCA Staff or YMCA Personal Trainer.
Family Wellness Hours
During Family Wellness Hours, parents can now bring their children ages 8 to 15 to use the cardio machines as a family together. This includes bikes, treadmills, arc trainers, elliptical, climbers, rowers, and Jacob’s ladders. Be sure to enjoy Family Wellness all the time at our Bell Road Branch and the East Family YMCA Branch in our Family Wellness Rooms. *Not available at any of our Y’s Up Centers, the Downtown branch, Cleveland Avenue or Kershaw YMCAs.
Camp teaches self-reliance and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all a midst the fun of sports, theater, games outdoor adventure, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Check out our youth sports offerings and get your child in the game where they’ll improve their skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.
Reach & Rise™
Our Y is pleased to begin offering the Reach & Rise™ Mentoring Program. Reach & Rise™ is a national YMCA program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults
Teen Summer Enrichment Program
The teen summer enrichment program will challenge and motivate high school students with activities that will foster character and leadership development, education and career training, healthy living, social responsibility and civic engagement.
Youth in Government
YMCA Youth in Government gives youth the opportunity to learn firsthand about government and civic issues by taking an active role in the democratic process, boosting youth development and contributing to a stronger community.
Join us as the top student leaders from all across the state of Alabama come together to discuss the most important issues of the day in the states premier College Mock Legislative Conference.
Youth Conference on National Affairs
The YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs was started in 1968 as a follow-up to the outstanding states Youth in Government programs conducted by the YMCA throughout the US. The success of the conference is directly attributed to the leadership of many YMCA Professionals and Laymen but primarily to the dedication of the Youth involved. Last year, young people from thirty-three states and the District of Columbia participated in the conference. National Affairs is a program of the YMCA of Greater Montgomery, AL.
Christian Values Conference
Are you ready for five days of pure adventure, fun and games!? If so, then you need to come to the YMCA Christian Values Conference at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is scenic North Carolina!
This year, like every other year, will include nightly mixers, uplifting morning songs and devotions, lots of free time adventures, and the chance to talk about what YOU believe with other students from all around the country. If having the time of your life this summer interests you, then talk to your local YMCA Teen Director or contact us.