Outreach

The outreach team believes that our centers are more than a drop-in recreation center for the youth in our community. Our team’s focus is building positive relationships between adults and youth through a variety of enriching and educational activities. Some of our activities include: billiards, group games, arts and crafts, and cooking projects with a nutritional emphasis. While these activities are fun and action packed, they are intended to teach social responsibility, relational boundaries, and life skills that support a positive self-image and interest in education as youth enter adulthood. In addition, our programs have on-site-tutors to assist youth with their homework.  This service is available during the school year, Monday-Thursday after school at no addional fee. Our staff and programs support the YMCA's mission to promote Christian values to the youth in our community.

The Outreach Department has three centers throughout the community to provide activities and services to many youth from ages 6½ to 18 years of age. 

Kids, ages 6½ through 11 years old, who are in the YMCA without an adult may only be in the YMCA building up to 4 hours each day. During this 4 hour period the kids must be in the Youth Center, enrolled in a class or attending open swim.

YOUTH CENTER

The Youth Center is the main outreach center located downstairs in the YMCA and is for ages 6½ to 18.

Summer hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 7 am-8 pm
  • Saturday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Sunday, closed

July Breakfast Menu     July Lunch Menu

July 2017 Calendar and our daily schedule:

A completed field trip waiver/permission form is required for all field trips/activities outside of YMCA facility. Strongly recommended to complete form and have on file.  Click here to access this form.

 

    Youth Center Daily Activities      
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed            
  8:30 Breakfast in Café 8:30 Breakfast in Café 8:30 Breakfast in Café 8:30 Breakfast in Café 8:30 Breakfast in Café Open 9:30-5:30
  10:00 Music 10:00 Science 10:00 Arts & Crafts 10:00  Pottery 10:00 Science Free Play
  11:15 Lunch in Café 11:15 Lunch in Café 11:15 Lunch in Café 11:15 Lunch in Café 11:15 Lunch in Café Lunch Bags
  12:00 Open Swim 12:00 Open Swim 12:00 Open Swim 12:00 Open Swim 12:00 Open Swim 11:15-1:15
  12:00 Arts & Crafts 12:00 Arts & Crafts 12:00 Arts & Crafts 12:00 Arts & Crafts 12:00 Arts & Crafts  
  2:00 Gym Games 2:00 Gym Games 2:00 Gym Games 2:00 Gym Games 2:00 Gym Games No scheduled
  3:00 3:00 3:00 3:00 3:00 activites
  4:00 Music 4:00 Science 4:00 Arts & Crafts 4:00 Pottery 4:00 Science  
  5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00  
  6:00 Staff Choice 6:00 Staff Choice 6:00 Staff Choice 6:00 Staff Choice 6:00 Staff Choice  

Want to get messages from the Youth Center on Remind?

      A.  For a smartphone, get push notifications.
           On your Iphone or Android phone open your web browser and go to Rmd.at/ymcayc
            Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind.  You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app
     B.   If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.  Text the message @ymcayc to the number 81010.
           If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @ymcayc to (605) 540-0792
           *Standard text message rates apply.
     C.   Don’t have a mobile phone?  Go to rmd.at/ymcayc on a desktop computer to sign up for email notificiations

 

NORTH TEEN CENTER

The Teen Center is located across from North Middle School. at Bethel Assembly, 1202 N. Maple Ave. This is middle school focused for  grades 6 to 8.

Hours during the school year:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3-6 pm
  • Wednesday, 1-6 pm (contingent on RC public school early Wednesday release)

Contact Cellular: 605.431.0993

YOUTH INSTITUTE MEDIA

Attention all students currently in 6th-9th grade!

Do you like creating with computers? Taking photos? Creating digital music? Making videos? Learning software?  If so, apply to the YMCA Youth Institute Media. You’ll learn valuable computer/multi-media skills, academic skills, make new friends, and have a camping team-building experience. Upon successful graduation from the eight-week summer program, you will get to participate in the year-round Youth Institute Media program and various service learning projects for your community.

We're posting and sharing our projects on facebook.  Click this link to check out our facebook page.

Also check out our new website: www.rcyi.org

Want to apply or learn more?  Click here for the Youth Institute 2017 Application.  Enrollment for the summer program begins each spring.

Located at YMCA Church Building (Corner of Kansas City St. & 12th St.)

Contact Cellular: 605.431.5870