Developing Our Future

upcoming event!

College. Career. Life. Navigating your path


Y Teens
 
Friday, January 19
7pm - 10pm
Davis-Scott Family YMCA
1213 Iowa St
 
7:30 - 8:30p panel discussion
8:30 - 9pm meet n greet
9-10pm Teen Night
- music and activities
 
Speakers:
1. Armen Babajanian, COO, Big Brothers Big Sisters
2. TBD
3. TBD

Please register at the Davis-Scott Family YMCA front desk.
 
For more information please contact Sonia Gonzalez. (210) 933-5291
 
*If you are NOT a participant in the Y Achievers program, a YMCA member or a YMCA program participant, please visit the Davis-Scott Family YMCA to pre-register and fill out a guest form. Your Legal Guardian must be present as well.

 

Education and Leadership

At the Y, we believe that successful development of our children is fulfilling their innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent and healthy. Our programs are designed to nurture the potential of our youth in ways that foster achievement, positive relationships and belonging. We know strengthening and empowering our youth today is investing in a stronger community tomorrow.

Power Scholars 

During the summer months, children who lack quality learning experiences tend to lose academic skills over the school break. Such losses – which equate to two months of a grade level each summeraccumulate year after year. Studies have shown that by the end of eighth grade, summer learning loss can account for 66 percent of the achievement gap between low- and high-income students.

The Power Scholars Academy program, based on BELL’s evidence-based model, blends rigorous, small-group academic instruction with high-quality camp-like enrichment and community engagement activities. It operates 6.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks. Y staff  and teachers from public schools, who are trained and supported by BELL, deliver the program at schools for students in grades K-8 who are struggling academically and who lack access to summer learning opportunities in their community.

“Summer learning is one of the most effective ways to improve student achievement, Our partnership with the Y and its broad community-based network is helping us solve the challenge of scaling the impact of summer learning so that more scholars, schools and communities benefit. This is extraordinarily important work that these local YMCAs are taking on.” —Dr. Tiffany Gueye, BELL’s CEO.


ArtistY ACHIEVERS

The YMCA Achievers Program is committed to motivating you to succeed in your life after high school. We want to provide you the support, direction and opportunities to determine and achieve your personal, academic and career goals. We also provide fun and engaging chances to explore STEM, College Life and Career Readiness






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YTEENS

YTeens is a safe and fun place for teens to learn and grow through a wide variety of activities such as arts, dance indoor & outdoor activities, team building, self-esteem activities, field trips and more. Our activities focus on developing a youth’s self-worth, giving them the opportunity to explore different hobbies while building leadership skills and character development.


TEEN SUMMER CAMP
YMCA Teen Camp provides young adults with a summer full of adventure that promotes healthy spirit, mind and body.


TEEN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

In the Y Teen After School program young adults will experience positive mentors, confidence building, leadership skills and lifelong friendships.

 


                   Youth & Government

CapitolYouth and Government™ is a national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. As a way to strengthen the youth of our city, the Y offers Youth & Government, a simulation based civic engagement and leadership development program designed for middle and high school students. The program requires students to learn all aspects of courtroom advocacy, developing critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills while allowing them to learn firsthand about government, the democratic process and current civic issues. Many of our participating teens are from low income, minority families, and unlike many of their peers, would not even dream about participating in an enrichment program such as Youth & Government if it weren’t for the Y. Currently the Youth & Government program is offered at our Westside Family YMCA  and Davis-Scott Family YMCA

 

Phone

Location and times vary please:
Contact information:
Sonia Gonzales
210-933-5291

YMCA Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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