Skills and Drills

Ages: 5-18 Skills and Drills is an 8-week coed basketball program in which participants can develop and/or enhance agility and basketball skills that focus on fundamentals and conditioning. The Basketball Skills Academy at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA will help improve basketball skills no matter what current level or skill. The program will also […]

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Sleepaway Camp

Hi-Rock is THE sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. That means it’s your sleepaway camp. Summer camp can change a child’s life. For more than sixty years, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has provided an enchanting mountaintop environment where campers build positive memories that sustain them for a lifetime and have experiences that leave an […]

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Saturday Breakfast For All

Join your Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA Family for a hot breakfast thanks to our partner Trader Joe’s of Westport.  Breakfast will be provided for the youth, adults and families in our community. WHEN: Every Saturday 9:30-10:30am WHERE:  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, 790 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT P 203 576 7430

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Educational Workshops

Taylored for Success Taylored for Success is a collaborative program that offers youth the opportunity to grow as a productive member of our community. This year long program gives members the chance to develop character, build professional habits and pursue dreams that were possibly thought unachievable! Workshops run throughout the year and members can register […]

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Tutoring, Reading and Fun!

Join us and increase your reading and writing skills!  Enjoy a good story? Come join the book club to read and discuss great literature! Ralphola Taylor Community Center Literacy Club Where:  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA When: Scheduling based on your availability – give us a call. Below   Harding Literacy Club Where:  Harding High School […]

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Reframing Goals Can Lead to Success

As a community-serving organization, we see how things such as getting involved in with the community and making lifestyle changes can change someone’s life for the better. Here are five recommends: Swap a Soda a Day: It may be difficult, but cutting soda can do wonders for your body. If you can’t cut it entirely, […]

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Keeping Kids’ Minds and Bodies Active

The Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits: High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one […]

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CONVENIENCE, FLEXIBILITY, SATISFACTION

Join the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA Monthly Donor Club Enroll online and you can choose to have your monthly gift charged to your credit card. You’ll receive convenient monthly or annual receipts by email. Or enroll by mail and set up a monthly gift from your checking account. Simply send a cancelled check or […]

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Harding Resource Center

The Harding Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, Warren Harding High School and the City of Bridgeport Board of Education. Our mission is to offer quality, educational, and interactive after school programming for the Warren Harding High School student body. Clubs are held in the fall, winter and […]

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Leadership Development

Computer Instruction (Ages 5-18) Basic computer skills are taught to every child, from simple tasks to turning on the computer and how to use the mouse to understanding certain applications such as Microsoft Office.  Learning how to successfully operate specific software and hardware is important for their future education and careers. Communication Skills (Ages 6-18) […]

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Life-Long Learning

Parent Workshops We are here to help parents learn more ways to successfully raise their children.  Whether it is teaching parents about better nutrition for their kids or just giving advice on how to behave in specific circumstances, the Taylor Y is here to help. Peer mediation These programs are designed to help people resolve […]

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Arts & Humanities

Ages: 4 – 12 Dance Dancing is important to children of all ages, whether it is for exercise or just for fun and entertainment.  Dancing can be a tool in which a child can express one’s self and plays a key role in their growth and development. Arts & Crafts Arts & Crafts can be […]

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Birthday Parties

Ages: Parties for ages 2 and older Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide you with an hour of a specialty activity and an hour in our party room. A host can be provided for an extra fee […]

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After School Program

The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating […]

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Educational Workshops

Ages: 4 – 12 Our After-School programs offer a wide variety of Educational Workshops, ranging from reading and writing skills, math skills and even manners.  Our workshops are intended to help children get a boost in their educational experiences.

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Field Trips

Ages: 4 – 12 We offer a variety of field trips from local museums to movies which are intended to be both educational and culturally enlightening.

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Mentoring

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center Y provides mentoring for children and adolescents who need extra help in courses like math, science or if they simply need that boost of confidence to get work done themselves!  The Y also helps at-risk youth and young fathers and mothers to develop structure with everyday challenges.

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Health Center

The Taylor Center Y houses the Ralphola Taylor Community Center/Bridgeport Community Health Center, a licensed community health center staffed by a medical doctor and a registered nurse providing pediatric and adult medicine, HIV counseling/testing, diabetes and blood pressure screenings and management services, and nutrition education. The health center is open M-F. In addition to being a […]

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