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
SATURDAYS AT THE Y
Open Gym & Game Room
Join your friends at the Y from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Who: Older Youth Ages 12 to 21
When: Every Saturday now through June 28th
We will be closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas Weekends.
For More Information: P 203 776 9622
Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim
Register Now for Swim Lessons
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, we have a program to help you improve your swimming ability.
Lessons are being offered for Preschool Age 3 through Youth Age 18.
Weekday, Friday and Saturday sessions available.
Contact Alexander Okeke at 203 776 9622 for more information.
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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 Childcare 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/