Teens, tweens, and everyone in between are welcome at the Y. Your membership is the first step to meeting new friends, playing sports, getting in shape to feel great, and reaching academic goals. We’ve created the following programs to ensure a safe, fun, and successful environment for all Y members.
Continue your (grades 6-8) student’s education outside of classroom in the After the Bell. This new structured program designed for middle school students provides a fun and safe environment for students to develop relationships, receive academic support, and continue their social/emotional learning. Daily schedule includes snack, homework help, and structured activities designed to be educational, engaging, and fun.
Fall Session: November 26-December 21
Upcoming Session: January 7-February 1
MAP (My Achievers Program)
MAP motivates and advocates for disadvantaged and underrepresented youth to achieve higher education goals. Focused on social justice, MAP encourages students to have meaningful conversations about culture, identity, social responsibility and more. We also provide help with homework, preparation for the transition to high school, and opportunities for college and career exploration.
Youth & Government
Engage in community service through civics! Participants discuss current events and issues important to them and our community while working on public speaking, leadership, and social skills. Weekly meetings prepare youth for a four day mock legislative session in Olympia in early May.
High School Program at the Mill Creek YMCA: Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm (starting October 24).
Gateway & Eisenhower Middle School Programs: Start November 28 & 27, meet after school.
Pacific Regional Conference
Join other high school teens from Washington and Canada over Thanksgiving Weekend for the Pacific Region Conference (PRC).
The goal of PRC is to provide a safe, supportive environment for teens to explore diverse topics with their peers. Topics can range from identifying values, building communication skills, to relationships and making choices.
Pre-participant meetings: September 27, October 11 & 25, November 8, all from 6-7:30 pm.
Conference is held November 23-26.
Youth Development Center (YDC)
Bring your friends and make new ones at the place youth love to hang. Loaded with board games, video games, and craft supplies there is always something to do in the YDC! A staff member is always on hand to supervise, play a game, or help with homework.
The YMCA offers various volunteer opportunities in different areas. Contact your local YMCA to find out how you can get involved.