Mission: The y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Our mission is to put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Y programs focus on four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Our mission is to put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Y programs focus on four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. At the y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the op
Programs: Ymca childcare and preschool --- the ymca offers a quality childcare program to our members. We believe that play is an essential part of a happy life and a powerful tool in a child's healthy development. Our directed play program integrates a variety of themes involving movement, crafts, games, and storytelling. The staff is trained and prepared to guide the children in activities where social skills are developed to help them learn how the world works. Our play and learn child watch, included in membership, had 24,272 child visits in 2014. We believe the early years of a child's life are of critical importance in his or her development. In our preschool programs, we strive to encourage healthy growth in spirit, mind, and body, through positive character development and movement based activities within a safe and nurturing environment. We encourage whole child development, which includes the support and resources of and for parents, teachers, family, and the community. In 2014, over 459 children were enrolled in our preschool, holiday break day and dance programs. The y strives to meet the needs of our community, and the y's center for children and families (yccf) does this by offering a high quality, full-day, licensed early learning program for children of working families in monroe county. In 2014, the yccf served 100 infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. By adopting the y's healthy eating and physical activity standards, our facility ensures children are learning what they need to be successful in school and life, but are also eating healthy, high quality foods and meeting physical activity standards. We not only care for the children in our programs, but we care for the families as well by ensuring all of our yccf families have access to the y's fitness programming. Families who move together stay healthy together!
ymca group exercise --- our ymca group exercise instructors provide state-of-the-art exercise instruction that significantly contributes to each member's health and wellness goals. Our purpose is to develop and conduct fun, energetic, and highly motivational classes for all fitness and skill levels. These classes include aquatics, land and body/mind. In 2014, 3,200 people participated in our ymca group exercise programs. In 2014 we continued to grow membership value with a total of 64 classes included in membership. We saw a total of 31,472 visits of members to our free classes. There is something for everyone here at the y. In 2014, 1,875 people participated in the yoga, tai chi, and pilates programs. Yoga was also made available to the staff of various schools in the monroe county community school corporation through the y's outreach program. Exercise is important in comprehensive healthcare management for an individual with arthritis and related diseases. The arthritis aquatics basic program provides range of motion exercises for each major body part. Exercises improve flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, joint nutrition, and performance of daily activities. The basic classes are all included in membership. The arthritis aquatics plus program expands the arthritis aquatics program to include exercises and activities designed to promote functional endurance as well as musculoskeletal flexibility and strength. The deep water arthritis aquatics class provides the same exercise program in a deep water setting.
ymca youth and adult sports --- the ymca youth and adult sports programs promote an appreciation of one's own worth. Whatever the sport, the focus is on full and equal participation of all; every child plays in every game. Win or lose, ymca youth sports programs emphasize development of skill, health and wellness, safety, cooperation, self-esteem, and respect for others. In 2014, over 1,735 children enrolled in our youth sports programs, which include soccer, basketball, t-ball, volleyball, gymnastics, martial arts, and racquetball. In addition, we had over 745 adults enroll in racquetball, basketball, and volleyball programs.