Nurturing the potential of youth and teens
At the Y, we are deeply committed to the well-being of our community's kids. We believe every child - regardless of income level or background - should be safe, supported and empowered to reach their full potential.
From the swimming pool to sports in the gym, childcare and summer camp to our free 6th grade memberships, every year over 2,000 youth in Southeastern Indiana rely on the Y to learn critical life skills, explore their passions and build confidence - qualities they'll need to succeed today and make our community stronger for generations to come.
Every child, regardless of skill or ability is encouraged to experience the fun, fair play, and benefits of being active, to learn skills, and build confidence.
Gymnastics and Ninja Kids
Children work to develop coordination, balance, fitness and self confidence in a safe and fun environment. The lessons learned include caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for everyone. Swim lessons incorporate a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Swim class ratios are 4 swimmers to 1 instructor for all group swimming lessons.
Youth Personal Training: Individual or Group
Personal and Small-Group Training (2-4 participants) isn't just for adults, kids now have the ability to participate and benefit from group training with a certified fitness instructor. Available for youth ages 8 and older, sessions will offer skill work, interactive games, gymnastics, nutrition education, and confidence building.
Designed for kids ages 6-12, KidFit develops physical abilities, social skills and self-confidence. It prepares kids for sports, making them fitter and more coordinated. It also provides an alternative for kids who are not interested in competitive sports or traditional team sports. KidFit is great for developing good motor patterns, balance, and a positive attitude toward challenges. Class sizes are small.