Teen and Family Programs
The Y offers a safe environment where parents and children can communicate, cooperate and care for each other. Special events and family nights provide a forum for spending valuable time together in a welcoming environment. Please view the branch calendar for upcoming events.
Serving families has always been at the heart of YMCA work. As the needs of families change and become more complex, many Ys are assuming a greater role in helping families navigate social, economic and educational challenges. YMCA programs differ from neighborhood to neighborhood, but the fundamentals remain consistent nationwide – YMCA programs and services are designed to ensure that every family can build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their community. The support provided by YMCAs helps families learn, grow and thrive --- together.
Please refer to our current brochure for class and program information.
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Current Programs Include:
Leaders Club (6th - 12th Grade)
We meet Tuesday night each week. Participants volunteer 12 hours each month and our staff helps develop your sense of community, fellowship and leadership and weekly meetings. Visitors are welcome at anytime. New members will be required to obtain a written reference from a school or religious official. Members that complete volunteer hours and other club requirements receive a YMCA membership.
Group meets Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30P
Monthly fee $5
Teen Nights (Ages 10 - 14)
Enjoy football, basketball, ping pong, foosball, prizes, food and swimming. The event is chaperoned. Parents must sign children in and out. $10 per person.
Teen Field Day (all teens invited) On August 3rd the YMCA of Greater St. Louis is having our first Teen Field Day at the Emerson YMCA. The cost is only $5 and transportation will be provided. We will start at Emerson at 2pm to 8pm having games, a cook-out, and a showing of the hit movie "42." Click here for the flyer. Click here for the permission slip.