Nurturing the potential of children

All kids deserve the opportunitity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why our Y nurtures the potential of thousands of local children and teens by cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

 

In 2015:

  • 3,708 children participated in aquatics programs across our association

  • We provided $118,095 in financial assistance to families for their children to attend childcare programs

  • More than 4,500 children participated in youth sports programs

  • $467,454 in financial assistance was provided for family memberships and programs

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship or being part of a team, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Youth Sports offered at the Ozarks Regional YMCA include:

Archery Tag

Baseball/Softball/T-Ball

Basketball

Cheerleading

Dodgeball

Football

Gymnastics

Martial Arts

Roller Skating

Soccer

 

Swim Team

Tennis

Volleyball

Wrestling

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ozarks Regional YMCAs with pool access offer swim lessons (for all ages) and family swim. Competitive swimming teams are also available.

INDOOR POOLS

Pat Jones YMCA

Lebanon Family YMCA

Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar

Monett Area YMCA

OUTDOOR POOLS

Cassville YMCA

Dallas County Area YMCA

Monett Area YMCA

COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAMS

Pat Jones YMCA

Monett Area YMCA

Children are like sponges. They watch and absorb knowledge, skills, and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. 

 

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y’s Child Care programs serve school age kids with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. 

 

Child Care programs are offered through the year. We provide financial assistance as well as receive state assistance for child care. To help support our community we also provide free child care to foster families.

 

At the Ozarks Regional YMCA, we are proud to offer Before and After School Programs, Summer Day Camps, programs during holidays and snow days, plus we'll watch your kids while you work out.

 

Staff conduct with minors

The YMCA PROHIBITS staff members from caring for, providing instruction to, or engaging in social relationship outside of approved YMCA activities with children (other than family) who participate in YMCA programs or activities.  This policy is designed for the protection of all involved – children, staff members, parents and the YMCA.

 

We recognize, however, there are cases where there was a pre-existing relationship between the staff member and child, and that relationship could include contact with the minor outside of Y Programming. In these cases, a Pre-Existing Staff Relationship with Children in YMCA Programs form should be completed for the staff member's personnel file. 

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