What is Youth Development?
The belief that all kids deserve the opportunity to grow and thrive in an environment that allows them to discover who they are and what they can achieve is core to YMCA's all across the nation, and ours is no different. Here at the Boonslick Heartland YMCA, it's important to us to provide the youth of our community with every opportunity that we can, from sports and programs that help them grow and explore their interests, to tutoring and personal development in our after school child care program. We also believe that one of the best ways to nurture our youth is to help strengthen the bonds of the families in our community, and we regularly offer various classes and programs that reflect that belief. Keep reading for an overview of the various programs and services we offer, or dive right in by checking out any of the individual pages under our Youth Development tab!
- After School Program - Our after school program, titled Adventure Club, is our way of providing families with affordable child care. Not only do we provide kids with a safe environment to grow and develop, we also help them learn by providing tutoring and assistance with homework. For more information, check out our After School page. We also now offer Before Care for Adventure Club!
- Summer Camp - Our main program for youth in the summer, our annual Summer Day Camp is a great place for kids to stay active, both in mind and body, during the summer, with plenty of activities to strengthen their physical, mental, and artistic abilities, along with weekly field trips to fun and educational locations. For more information, check out our Summer Camp page.
- Youth Sports & Activities - It's important to help kids train their body along with their mind and spirit, and sports can be a great way to do all of that. We also provide some programs that may not typically be considered sports, such as Gymnastics and even Tae Kwon Do! Visit our Youth Sports & Activities page for more information on the programs we offer.