Achieve More

Youth In GovernmentAll kids have great potential. At the Y, we work every day to help them set and achieve personal and educational goals. Thousands of children and teens build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through the Y. Leadership and academic enrichment programs—including Black and Latino Achievers Program, Youth in Government, and college preparation—along with our dedicated efforts to close the academic achievement gap for low-income youth ensure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future. 

Learn more about our Youth and Teen programs:

Chess- Youth

Saturdays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Feb 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018

Guilderland YMCA

February 24th to April 7th (7-week session) Come learn or advance your skills in our new Youth Chess Program! The rules and basic strategies of the game will be taught and participants will have opportunities to play against one another. Playing chess has proven to enhance academic performance, strategic thinking, consideration of alternatives and social

Pricing

Member: 35.00

Non-Member: 45.00

Babysitting Certification Course

Saturdays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Feb 24 2018 - Feb 24 2018

Guilderland YMCA

Our course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave. Participants will learn about basic child care and first aid and also

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Non-Member: 90.00

STEM for Preschool

Ages: 3 - 5

Fridays

Feb 23 2018 - Apr 13 2018

Albany YMCA

Pricing

Non-Member: 15.00

February Family Fun

Fridays 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Feb 23 2018 - Feb 23 2018

Southern Saratoga YMCA

Have you ever wanted to learn a new sport? Well now you can with your family. People of all ages are welcome to come and learn the growing game of pickle ball. This is for beginners and experienced players

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Non-Member: 0.00

Lifeguarding

Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Feb 20 2018 - Feb 20 2018

Duanesburg YMCA

core to the mission of the Y. That?s why we are happy to partner with the American Red Cross to offer lifeguard training. This is a recert, participants must know the materials. Certification includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Lifeguard w/AED. A pre-test of swimming skills and endurance is administered the first day

Pricing

Non-Member: 0.00

Lifeguarding

Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Feb 20 2018 - Feb 20 2018

Duanesburg YMCA

core to the mission of the Y. That?s why we are happy to partner with the American Red Cross to offer lifeguard training. This is a recert, participants must know the materials. Certification includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Lifeguard w/AED. A pre-test of swimming skills and endurance is administered the first day

Pricing

Member: 125.00

Non-Member: 150.00

February Family Fun

Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Feb 20 2018 - Feb 20 2018

Southern Saratoga YMCA

wear your PJ?s, bring a pillow and enjoy a family movie. Popcorn is provided. Feel free to bring your favorite snack. 6-8pm in Gym C

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Non-Member: 0.00

February Family Fun

Mondays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Feb 19 2018 - Feb 19 2018

Southern Saratoga YMCA

You and your child will paint a project together while enjoying snacks and drinks provided by the SSY. There will be a max of 12 kids per group. We will have 2 groups from 2:30-5pm. Be sure to wear cloths you don?t mind getting dirty.

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Non-Member: 0.00

February Family Fun

Mondays 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Feb 19 2018 - Feb 19 2018

Southern Saratoga YMCA

You and your child will paint a project together while enjoying snacks and drinks provided by the SSY. There will be a max of 12 kids per group. We will have 2 groups from 2:30-5pm. Be sure to wear cloths you don’t mind getting dirty.

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Non-Member: 0.00

Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 - 100

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Feb 19 2018 - Feb 23 2018

Duanesburg YMCA

Keeping adults and children safe in and around the water is core to the mission of the Y. That’s why we are happy to partner with the American Red Cross to offer lifeguard training. This 40-hour class is for those who want to be certified as a lifeguard. Certification includes First Aid and CPR for

Pricing

Member: 325.00

Non-Member: 375.00