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Montachusett Regional Ymca

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Causes: Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: The mission of the montachusett regional ymca is to put christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for persons of all faiths.

Programs: Sports and recreation - these programs promote an appreciation of a child's own worth and respect for others. It provides youth an opportunity to engage in constructive and satisfying use of leisure time; to promote personal and social development and to enhance the acquisition of skill in sports and games. Whatever the sport, the focus is on full and equal participation of all; every child plays in every game. Leagues are organized on the basis of skill clinics. Win or lose, ymca youth sports programs emphasize individual development of skills, health and fitness, safety, cooperation, self-esteem and sportsmanship. The major components of these activities are incorporated in our summer and childcare programs that accounted for over 2,900 participants in 2010.

health enhancement - well-being means a healthy spirit, mind and body. Ymca health enhancement programs are designed to stress the value of prevention through good exercise habits and health including nutrition, stress management and health education. Program activities include cardiovascular fitness classes and training, exercise classes for the de-conditioned, muscular strength, endurance and development training, nutritional and weight management, active older adults fitness, fitness testing and participation in activities such as racquetball, volleyball and basketball. Over 2,000 individuals participated in the program.

teen center - the objectives of this program are to reduce and eliminate substance abuse, increase positive adjustment and sucess in school, improve family and interpersonal relations, and assist youth to find suitable employment. Intervention services are also provided to our teens that exhibit at risk behaviors. This includes screening, referral and linkage activities, individual and group skill building activities that will assist youth to develop a sense of self-worth and self respect as well as opportunities to develop alternative interests to gang activities and antisocial activities. Over 300 teens participated in our teen program in 2010.

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