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. 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.
Current Family Programs Include:
- Family Aerobic Classes - See the current Session Brochure for more information.
- Family Fun Nights - Spend quality time with your family at the YMCA! Activities include family board games, competitions, arts & crafts, movies, swimming, dinner and more!
- Incredible Years (Parenting Classes) - Community Alternatives, Inc. hosts a FREE program for parents with children 2 - 8 years old at the Monsanto Family YMCA. The Incredible Years program helps parents to increase their children's social, emotional and school readiness skills. Dinner and child care is provided during class sessions. For more information contact Sharon R. Holbrooks at 314-367-4646 ext. 236.
Current Teen Programs Include:
- Dance Instruction
- City Choir
- Teen Afterschool Program
- Jr. Leaders Club
- Leaders Club
- Youth in Government