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Fall 4 Session Youth Programs Begin Monday, December 7

By November 20, 2020 November 21st, 2020 No Comments

Register today for our final fall session of youth programs – these classes will be offered twice a week for two weeks, beginning Monday, December 7!

Click here to register online, or call or stop by the Y Welcome Center.

NEW! Parents Night Out is Back!

Need some time away from the children to work out, get shopping done, or have a date night? Bring them children to the Y for a fun packed evening! They will engage in activities like sports, games, crafts, and end the night with a movie. children should wear comfortable shoes to run around in. Snack is provided later in the evening so children should eat prior to have energy to burn!

Friday, December 18 5:30-8:00PM ( Ages 5-12) / Member: $15/ Non-Member: $20

NEW! Conditioning

This trial conditioning class will help you work on your overall fitness. Whether it’s working in the offseason, or if you just need some exercise. We will be working on endurance, sprinting, and circuits.

Saturday: 8:00-9:30AM (Ages 8-14) Members: $40/ Non-Members: $60 Location: Gym

NEW! Art with Miss Shelly

Art class with Miss Shelly provide are excellent opportunities for youth to gain exposure to their creative side! Through the arts, participants experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking, and valuable social skills.

Monday/Wednesday: 3:30-4:15PM (Ages 5-8) Members: $40/ Non-Members: $60 Location: Youth Lounge

Young Scientists

Get ready to use your brain, be creative, and have lots of fun in this hands-on science class.  Daily themes to include Slime Day, Engineering Day, volcanoes, egg drop, and more! Children will be creating their own bath bombs and sugar scrubs, designing and creating cars, and even making a volcano.  If you are curious and love to create, this is the program for you!  **This class can be taken in person or virtually.  A Y staff person will contact you after registration to determine your preference.

Monday/Wednesday: 4:30-5:15PM (Ages 5-9) Members: $40 / Non-Members: $60

Sports Sampler

Don’t want to pick a sport? Well now you don’t have to with our Sports Sampler class. This class focuses on a variety of sports which include soccer, basketball, baseball, floor hockey and volleyball. Children will learn the basics of the sport, develop new skills, and get the chance to play in mini scrimmages.

Monday/Wednesday: 3:30-4:15 PM (Ages 5-9) Members: $40 / Non-Members: $60

Ninja Warriors

Our Ninja Warrior class challenges children to test their speed and agility. This class provides a fun way for children to be physically active and test their skills against our obstacles set up in the gym using gymnastics equipment!

Tuesday/Thursday: 5:30 – 6:15PM (Ages 5-9) Members: $40 / Non-Members: $60

Gymnastics

Preschool

Children ages 3-5 are grouped by age and ability in our preschool gymnastics classes, where they begin to learn progressive handstand and cartwheel weight transfers, balance beam and uneven bar skills, and jumping and rebounding on our spring surfaces.

Tuesday/Thursday: 3:30-4:15PM (Ages 3-5) Member: $40 / Non-Member: $60

School Age

School age gymnastics classes at the Y introduce concrete skill building techniques on the bars, balance beam, vault and floor exercise to children ages 5 to 12. Groups are divided by age and ability.

Tuesday/Thursday: 4:30-5:15PM (Ages 5-12) Member: $40 / Non-Member: $60

Leaders Club

Leaders Club is a program that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism, and personal growth. Young people have the opportunity to meet other teens, be a leader in the YMCA and in the community, earn volunteer service hours and recommendations, and participate in leadership conferences with other clubs from the region. The club meets weekly to plan and organize special events oriented around service to the community along with participating in leadership activities.

Thursday: 6:00-7:30PM  (Ages 12-18) Member: $100 / Non-Member: $130

Youth and Government

Youth and Government teach values-based leadership and civic engagement through experience. With support from legal and government volunteers across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Youth & Government encourages teens to become active and responsible contributors who are inspired to lead and encouraged to create meaningful change. Delegates who participate in Massachusetts’s Youth & Government program are equipped with the necessary skills to effectively communicate, build positive relationships and initiate change in their communities. Through leadership development training and teamwork with peers, our delegates build a strong sense of self-confidence while learning the importance of servant leadership. Meetings are bi-weekly for this program on zoom and three hours of state programming a month. During our bi-weekly meetings, we discuss how to write bills, how to write a position paper to be a lobbyist, what a judicial trial looks like and how to prepare for it along with debating current events, practicing public speaking, and having local government officials come to speak to our program.

Contact Molly Keays at molly.keays@hrymca.org for more information about our Youth and Government program.