Programs: Youth development:the ymca of delaware is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen by helping young people cultivate the values, skills and relationships, that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Ymca programs, such as child care, preschool, before and afterschool enrichment, summer day and overnight camp and teen leadership programs offer a range of experiences that promote cognitive, social, physical and emotional development. The ymca of delaware is intentionally focused on school success through our efforts to reduce summer learning loss and narrow the achievement gap.
healthy living:the ymca improves delaware's health and well-being through programs and services that encourage healthy living, bring families closer together, and provide support and guidance to people to achieve better health. Ymca programs address urgent public health issues in delaware, such as type 2 diabetes, childhood obesity and healthy behavior changes. The ymca of delaware strives to be inclusive to all and has launched an adaptive fitness initiative.
social responsibility:our ymca believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors to address critical social needs. We deliver training, resources and support that empower individuals through social services, volunteerism, giving and advocacy. The ymca of delaware provides social services programs, including back on track (a youth program that focuses on reduction of recidivism), low-income housing, ged, water wise (provides basic water safety skills to low income children in the 3rd grade), stewards of children (trained over 15,000 citizens of delaware on child abuse prevention) and substance abuse prevention programs. In 2017, the ymca of delaware engaged 1,128 volunteers in program, managerial and policy-making capacities who made lasting impacts on their communities.