Youth Development Center

Opened August 31, 2011

The Marysville Family YMCA Youth Development Center opened on August 31, 2011 with a crowd of youth, families, and local dignitaries present to witness the ribbon-cutting. Free BBQ and treats, games and activities, giveaways, and tours of the new YDC added to the fun. Please enjoy the photos, and visit the YDC soon!

YDC Hours
Monday 2:30-6 pm
Tuesday 2:30-7 pm
Wednesday 2:30-6 pm
Thursday 2:30-7 pm
Friday 12:30-7 pm

Computer Lab

The computer lab is designed to facilitate project-based learning to increase computer literacy and "soft" job skills. Children and teens ages 10-18 will use the computers for completing homework assignments, conducting internet searches, and bringing their own ideas to life. "Soft" job skills are developed with software that teaches youth how to design and publish their own web pages, and how to record and produce their own music and videos. Finally, the computer lab will deliver educational seminars exposing teens to various career paths and successful role models from our community.

We have a real opportunity to develop the natural competencies our youth possess by increasing their technological capacities and preparing them for real-life experiences in obtaining employment.

Teen Center

Our existing Teen Center will move to the new location. Programs for teens and "tweens" nurture their potential by assisting and supporting them in learning and practicing development skills in a welcoming, emotionally and physically safe environment that encourages diversity. A few of these programs are:

  • Minority Achievers Program
  • Teen Court
  • Youth and Government
  • Girls of Promise
  • Youth Making a Difference (YMAD)

Multi-Use Areas

Other areas will provide space to support social services and healthy lifestyle classes, including:

  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
  • ACT! (Actively Changing Together)

The Numbers

2

Months spent renovating the building

10

Computers in the new computer lab

10-18

Age range of children and teens for whom the Youth Development Center is designed

35

Adults expected to participate in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA in 2012

48

Families expected to participate in the ACT! program in 2012

500

Children and teens age 10-18 that we expect to serve through the Teen Center each year

3,400

Square footage of the renovated building

Thank You

The Y would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following individuals and organizations whose contributions of time, talent, and energy have made the Youth Development Center possible. Their contributions will strengthen our community for many years to come.

Tulalip Tribes

Fineline Fixture & Case

Bob Wicks, Architect

Harv Jubie

Larry Jubie