Mission: The ymca of middletown is a charitable, community service organization that includes men, women and children of all ages, abilities, incomes, races and religions. We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development, community interaction, and international understanding. All persons are welcome at our ymca, regardless of their ability to pay. Our ymca is founded and led by volunteers from our community; volunteers also serve as mentors, coaches, program leaders, instructors and more.
Programs: Youth development:youth development:the ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen by cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, leadership skills, better health and nutrition, life- long fitness and educational achievement.
club kid we offer 22 before and after school programs, 21 of which are school based, and provide quality, affordable care to an average of 975 children each day, serving ages 5-12 throughout all of orange county. In september of this year, after a six month period of time where we were involved in a management agreement with the ymca of dutchess and eastern orange, we assumed leadership for five new club kid sites in cornwall, wallkill and valley central. Additionally, we opened a new site in chester. All of the sites are school based with the exception of our middletown programs at the center on liberty street in middletown. We also provide programs to over 310 families during the school vacation periods. Programs offer tutorial assistance, healthy snacks, physical activity, (some offer) swimming, arts and social competency skills, all led by trained, caring, positive adult role models. We continued our healthy snacks initiative in all of our club kid sites. Approximately 18% of the participants receive financial subsidization through our strong kids campaign. We provided a total of $138,000 of scholarship aide to club kid and summer day camps participants and offered families that participated in club kid 50% financial assistance for family memberships.
nursery schoolwe provide (half day) and (full day) enrichment programs (morning and afternoon) for (83) three and four year olds, as well as a school readiness program for an additional 32 children. In september, we dramatically expanded our preschool program by adding an additional classroom and additional staffing, allowing us to offer a full day experience to even more children. While cognitive development and school readiness are a primary focus of these programs, we reach out to the families to engage them in other services provided by the ymca. We offer a variety of family events, which are often theme based and obviously family friendly. We provided $31,500 in scholarship assistance in 2014 and offered families that participated in nursery school or upk 50% financial assistance for family memberships.