8th Grade Bridge

8th Grade

The 8th grade program aims to bridge the gap between middle school and high school. As a follow up to the 7th Grade Initiative, the 8th Grade Bridge seeks to sustain the teachings and support of the Y by providing a safe place where students can continue to develop personally and academically.


Girls Who Code

6th-10th Grade

Girls Who Code is a FREE program for 6th-10th grade girls where girls work in teams to use their coding skills and bravery to solve a real world problem they care about. Meetings are hosted every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the York YMCA.


Contact Nacole Gaines, Youth Development Director, ngaines@yorkcoymca.org





Kid’s Night Out

Ages 5-12

Kids Night Out is offered one Friday of each month (excluding summer months) from 6:00-9:30pm. There will be fun activities including roller skating, arts & crafts, swimming, and gym activities. Pizza will be provided the night of the event.

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Parents Night Out

The York and Eastern Branches welcome parents for Parent’s Night out! An opportunity for parents to take the time they need, while their child enjoys a fun-filled evening of games and activities in a safe environment. Second Friday Night of each month. 5:30pm-8pm. Ages 3-11. Free with Family Membership. $10 per child for all others.

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5th-7th Grade

This summer program aims to prevent summer learning loss while getting fourth and fifth grade students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


Contact Nacole Gaines, Youth Development Director, ngaines@yorkcoymca.org



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Volleyball – Girls Open Gym

Ages 11-14

For beginners and experienced players. Stop by one or all
dates to learn from our “York YMCA Girls Club Volleyball”
coaches.  For those with little or no volleyball experience,
our coaches will introduce and teach the fundamentals.

For those with volleyball experience, our coaches will
enhance your volleyball skills through instruction and

Members/FREE    Non-Members/$5 per session

Dates and Locations:
Sep. 29, 5-7 p.m. at the Dover YMCA
(1705 Palomino Road, 17315)

October 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Children’s Home of York
(Shoehouse Road, York, 17406)

October 13 and 20, 5-7 p.m. at the York YMCA
(90 N. Newberry Street)




Y Readers

1st to 4th Grade

A reading program designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills and to address the achievement gap the nation faces.

The program runs for 7 weeks over the summer months. Students who participated in summer reading programs increases reading levels by 2.7 months. Y Readers are more confident and interested in their education than the average student. Participants receive educational tools, daily pool passes, and attend weekly educational field trips.


Contact Nacole Gaines, Youth Development Director, ngaines@yorkcoymca.org




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9th to 12th Grade

Y-Achievers is a college-preparatory program that helps teens and young adults prepare for their futures. The program includes: Career exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, tutoring, networking, mentoring, college tours, communication workshops, and leadership development workshops.  Learn more



Youth and Government

7th - 12th Grade

This program aims to develop young men and women to be better citizens by being both knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy. Students meet with other Youth and Government clubs, discuss, debate and propose legislation for change.

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Youth Wellness Center Program

Ages 11-13

Youth learn to how to use cardio and strength equipment safely and effectively in this 4 class program.  A new fitness topic and skill is introduced each week.  Parental participation is required.