Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SUPPORT THEIR POTENTIAL:
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, the Y is for Youth Development. Through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Y activities give our children the opportunity to become confident kids today and healthier, happier grown-ups tomorrow.
“I have been coming to the YMCA for 7 years. That is 7 summers and 6 school years. I have known like over 30 counselors and they have all been nice to me. The YMCA teaches you how to be respectful, responsible, caring and honest. The games we play are great and they taught me how to be active. When I was a kid, I did not know what football was and now it is my favorite sport. The first day I came I felt welcomed and had friends the first day. In the Y no matter what, you will have fun. I like the Y now and always. Anybody who says, “Where should I leave my kid after school or on break days or even summer” I will say the Taylor YMCA on McLean Blvd. I hope the Y will always be great”
Alex Roman, 6th grade