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 after school Monday-Thursday 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.
The Youth Center is the main outreach center located downstairs in the YMCA and is for ages 6½ to 18.
FEBRUARY YOUTH CENTER CALENDAR
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3-8 pm
- Wednesday, 1-8 pm (contingent on RC public school early Wednesday release)
- Saturday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
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.
- 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.
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