for youth development
At the Y, we believe that children learn best when they are supported and challenged, and our recreation staff works with each child to ensure maximum learning and development through our youth recreation programs and education programs. These programs are geared toward teamwork and sportsmanship development as well as skill work. Our volunteers and staff provide the ideal environment for learning and growing in groups, and the children in our care experience new ways of looking at problems, making friendships and working with diverse teams.
In addition, we believe that all families should have access to the quality child care that they need. That’s why we not only provide the best childcare in the nation; we work hard to give families the financial aid they need to enroll children in YMCA programs. From YMCA Infant and Toddler Care to YMCA Teens, the YMCA is the best place for children to learn and grow.
for healthy living
In communities across the nation, the Y is the leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages healthy living and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. At our Y, you’ll find both competitive and casual activities ranging from team sports to social clubs. With a class for every interest, you can explore new forms of exercise and make new friends.
for social responsibility
At the Y, we believe that everyone, no matter what their circumstances deserves to live a healthy, whole and responsible life. That is why we have taken on a focus on Social Responsibility. Every day, we serve a membership of children, adults, families and seniors from every socioeconomic background. Programs are innovative, engaging, and forward-thinking. And because of your help, we are poised to do more. The YMCA’s goal; that everyone in the Harrisburg community have access to the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay for services, is realized through financial assistance to those who can benefit from child care and membership at the YMCA, but cannot afford services. We thank the many volunteers, board members, donors and staff for their tireless work and energy to ensure that our mission is offered to everyone in the community.