Put the exercise shoes aside for a moment and enjoy another side of the Y with a myriad of educational programs.
40 Developmental Assets for Youth
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis has joined forces with other YMCAs in the U.S. and the Search Institute to further develop the 40 developmental assets proven to be critical in the positive development of children. The Kirkwood Family YMCA uses the asset approach in youth programs. In swim lessons, for example, the YMCA helps kids build assets by providing support of caring instructors, motivation for learning and positive reinforcement. The more assets your child acquires, the better! Click here to view a complete list of the 40 assets.
The YMCA promotes lifelong learning and reading through four literacy programs.
Visit our Literacy Services page for more information on additional outreach programs offered through the YMCA!