- Educational Programs
- Y Community Literacy
Put the exercise shoes aside for a moment and enjoy another side of the Y with a myriad of educational programs. These programs will vary by branch but may include everything from beginning guitar to acting basics to adult arts & crafts to teen performing arts. Get set for some cerebral inspiration!
Quit Smoking for Life
In this program sponsored by the American Lung Association, participants leanr how to pvercome tobacco addiction to start enjoying the benefits of better health! Class covers these important topics: (1) medicines that can help you stop smoking, (2) lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, (3) preparing for "quit day", (4) managing stress, (5) avoiding weight gain, (6) developing a new self-image, and (7) staying smoke free.
Contact the YMCA for our class schedule. Free to full members.
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 Wildwood 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.