Two gymnasiums, caring youth programming, swimming and child care are among the reasons our members love the New Haven YMCA Youth Center. One gym is dedicated to our Walk-In program for after school recreation. Learn more about the New Haven YMCA Youth Center and how to become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am–6:00pm
Address & Phone:
50 Howe Street
Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, we have a program to help you improve your swimming ability.
Lessons are offered for Preschool Age 3 through Youth Age 18. Contact the Y at 203 776 9622 for more information.
Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify and for more information about classes.
Youth and Government Program
Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government. The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006. Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week to discuss and debate issues in their state and to learn how to draft legislation concerning these issues.
The objective of the program is to teach leadership training, public speaking, critical thinking, community activism, political knowledge, and the development of research, reading and writing skills for academic enhancement. The youth’s hard work and dedication is rewarded in a weekend conference at the Legislative Office Buildings in Hartford where they present their bills to other YMCA teens across the state.
After School Program
Our After School Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained teachers and site directors guiding them. Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought. Children enjoy supervised activities such as sports, arts and crafts, music and drama rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year at the Youth Center, with vacation days available too.
After School Forms:
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).
To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/