Youth & Teen Programs

Monroe YMCA

Discover play and thrive at the Y! Learn new skills, make new friends and find new interests. Check back often for the latest programs.

Current Programs

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Coding Class with Jason Rukman

Learn directly from Jason Rukman, CEO of Ucodemy, creator of ITCH coding - in use throughout the world with over 100,000 students. We will meet twice a week for an hour each time. You will also have access to the instructional videos and lessons that this is based on from any web browser during the program duration.

Ages

10-14

When  

Tuesdays and Thursdays,

April 6-28 from 5-6pm OR

May 2-30 from 5-6 pm

Fee  

$99 Facility Member/ $125 program Member

Contact 

 Sabrina Bertrand at sbertrand@ymca-snoco.org

 

High School Shuttle

The High School Shuttle picks up students at Monroe High School and brings them to the Y after school. 

Age

Grades 9-12

When

Monday-Friday (half days and early release days included)

Fee

$20 per month Facility Member/$25 per month Program Member

Fee reserves seat on the bus for the whole month.

Teens who qualify for free/reduced lunch ride for free. Students must register least one day prior to riding the bus.

Contact

Emily Lucey, Teen Lead

360 804 2177

elucey@ymca-snoco.org

Home School Fitness

The Y offers a one hour fitness class available to your home school students. The class will consist of a 15 minute nutrition lesson, 45 minute fitness class (with an instructor), then the entire family can head off to open swim.  Each participant will choose between two different fitness classes: Family Fitness (classes will include step aerobics, Barre, Zumba, yoga etc.) OR Strength and Conditioning ( participants will do a wide variety of exercise to strengthen muscles and condition body). Your family will also have access to the YMCA for the rest of the day.

Age

7-17, Plus Moms

When

Wednesdays, April 5-May 24

Once a week, 1 hour per class

12:15-1 pm Family Fitness (ages 7+ moms welcome)

1-1:15 pm Whole Group Lesson

1:15-2 pm Strength & Conditioning  (ages 10-17)

Cost

$40 (no program fee required) 

Contact

Tiffany Brandvold  at  tbrandvold@ymca-snoco.org                  

 

Kid's Safety Home Alone Class

Kids think they are ready to stay home alone and parents wonder if its ok to let them. This three-hour home alone class will teach students: responsibilities when staying home, simple first aid and abdominal thrusts for choking victims, how to navigate the online world, fire safety and what to do around an aggressive dog. We’ll also discuss the truth behind abuse, abduction, and stranger danger. All participants will receive the Safe Kids 101 book.

Ages

9-13

When

Saturday, April 22 from 9 am-Noon

Fee

$36 (No Program Member Fee)

Contact

Sabrina Bertrand

sbertrand@ymca-snoco.org

 

 

 

 

Middle School Madness

This after hours middle shool only event is sure to be a fun-filled night ever month

Ages

11-14

Dates (5:30-8:30 pm)

April 29

May 21

Location

Sparks

Fee

3 cans of food needed for entry

Contact

Sabrina Bertrand

sbertrand@ymca-snoco.org

 

My Achievers Program

MAP is a dynamic program designed to motivate and support first generation minority youth to achieve higher education and career goals. Students participate in weekly sessions at their school for academic help as well as monthly field trips to college careers.

When

Park Place Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 - 5 pm

Sultan Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Monroe High School, Mondays and Wednesdays

(No MAP on non-school days/breaks/holidays or early release days)

Age

Grades 6-12

Fee

Free - MAP packet must be completed

Additional Information

One Friday a month Middle School MAP students will be able to attend fun educational field trips. (See MAP calendar for more details)

Contact

Brian Richards, MAP Coordinator

brichards@ymca-snoco.org

Spark Center

Sparks is our Middle School age drop in center. Sparks allows for middle school age kids to a little more freedom and the ability to try new things.

Age

10-14

Drop In Hours

Monday - Thursday

3 pm - 5 pm

Friday

2:30-5 pm

 Contact

Sabrina Bertrand

sbertrand@ymca-snoco.org

SPARKS Enrichment Classes

Beginning April 3!

Take them all or just a few, whichever works for you. Classes ranging from science to cooking and art!

Ages

10-14

Tuesdays—Cooking 

Join Chef Taylor on the quest to keep summer cuisine from getting boring. Cook up fun ideas for all    summer long.

March 1-May 30 from 4-5:30 pm

Cost: $65 Facility Member/ $75 Program Member/$25 Sparks Bus Run Participants

Wednesday—Pokémon go Monroe

Join us as we walk through different areas of Monroe on the Pokémon hunt.

April 1-May31 from 5-6 pm

Cost: $55 Facility Member/ $65 Program Member/$25 Sparks Bus Run Participants

Thursday—Canvas art

Create new pieces of art each week on canvas. Let your inner Picasso shine.

April 6-June 1 from 5-6 pm

Cost: $65 Facility Member/ $75 Program Member/$25 Sparks Bus Run Participants

 

Youth & Government

WASHINGTON YMCA Youth & Government

YOUTH LEGISLATURE / MOCK TRIAL

Through the process of identifying issues and developing solutions, young people build confidence in an environment that inspires them to act with integrity and respect. Students will get first hand experience in the legislative process and learn how to use your voice to make change as they write and then debate their own bills in the Washington State Capitol Building!

 

Ages

Students grades 8-12

 

When

Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm

October 22—April 29

 
MOCK LEGISTATIVE SESSION

May 4—8

Olympia State Capitol Building

 

Cost

Scholarships Available!

$375 per student

 

Where

Monroe Sky Valley YMCA

(Ask about transportation options)

 

Contact

Ka'ohe Wong 360 804 2167

kwong@ymca-snoco.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Enrichment Classes

Beginning April 3!

Take them all or just a few, whichever works for you. Classes ranging from science to cooking and art!

Ages

5-9

MONDAYS - STEM Challenges

Use your brain in new ways to improve, create or design buildings and structures.

April 3-May 22 from 6-7 pm

Cost: $65 Facility Member/ $75 Program Member

Tuesdays - Cooking summer toss up

Join Chef Taylor on the quest to keep summer cuisine from getting boring. Cook up fun ideas for all    summer long,

April 4-May 30 from 5:30-7 pm

Cost: $65 Facility Member/ $75 Program Member

Wednesday - Canvas Art

Create a new piece of art each week on a canvas. Let your inner Picasso shine.

April 5-May 31 from 6-7 pm

Cost: $65 Facility Member/ $75 Program Member

Questions?

Contact Ka'ohe Wong, Senior Program Director, 360 804 2167, or Sabrina Bertrand,  sbertrand@ymca-snoco.org