In a world filled with technology and “screentime,” it can be a challenge for kids to get enough daily activity. Other reasons include increasing demands of school, a feeling among some kids that they aren’t good at sports, a lack of active role models, and busy working families.
Luckily, the Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Healthy, physically active kids also are more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful.
At the Y, we set ourselves apart because we deliver a youth experience that intentionally fosters achievement, relationships, and belonging.
Staff and volunteers create an environment that positively impacts the development of youth:
- ACHIEVEMENT: We provide thoughtful program activities to help youth gain new knowledge, skills, and abilities; build confidence; and discover who they are.
- RELATIONSHIPS: We facilitate relationships with and among youth, creating a space for them to make new friends and develop strong relationships with staff.
- BELONGING: We provide a safe and inclusive environment, so that every youth feels welcome and finds a place to belong.
Check out some of the fun and unique programs we have at both of our branches!
Indian Valley branch:
Sundays 1:00-2:00 | 8-14 yrs
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 | 8-12 yrs
Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 | 10-15 yrs
Fridays 6:30-7:45 | 7-11 yrs
Lansdale Area branch:
Wednesdays 7:30-8:15 8-14 yrs
Thursdays 4:30-5:15 12-15 yrs
Thursdays 4:30-5:15 10-15 yrs
Mondays 7:30-8:15 7-11 yrs
For even more programs and activities, please view our Program Guide here.