FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Education & Leadership
All kids have great potential. At the Y, a leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, we work every day to help them set and achieve personal and educational goals. Millions of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions at through the Y. Leadership and academic enrichment programs such as tutoring, Achievers Clubs, Youth and Government and college preparation, make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future.
New to the Findlay YMCA is the ENGAGE Program. The ENGAGE Program consists of a youth council that takes part in promoting service-learning, youth philanthropy and civic engagement within Hancock County. This program is not only for YMCA members, it is for any Hancock County resident who is in 8th grade through college and is passionate about serving their community. Previous service-learning projects include the Zach Morgan Memorial Soccer Tournament, Coats for Christmas, and Penny Wars. Applications for the council can be accessed at the link below. For more information please contact Jerry McNamee, ENGAGE Program Coordinator, at 419-422-4424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
Overnight, day or specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.