Category: Youth Development

Spring Sports Registration

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Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. The positive time with family and friends in this environment strengthens our communities. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.… Read More

Postcards Highlight Summer Camp Moments

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Our summer camp season may be behind us, but the friendships and the memories that the campers made will last forever. Earlier this month, we asked some of our camp participants to make artwork highlighting the favorite part about their experience. What we received was nothing short of amazing.… Read More

10 Benefits of Youth Sports


The Valley of the Sun YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of every child, and we offer sports programs for youth of all ages. Beginning with Itty Bitty, or Short Sports, for the youngest athletes, to our Jr. Suns/Mercury Recreational or Competitive Coed Programs for kids in 3rd through 12th grade, we have something every member of your family can enjoy.… Read More

Let’s Move Outside Initiative

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Our partnership advances the initiative’s goals to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors by creating meaningful connections to nature one which seeks to get youth and adults volunteering and serving on public lands.… Read More

YMCA Takes on Somerton Youth Center

YMCA taking over Somerton youth program | Yuma Family YMCA | Valley of the Sun YMCA | In the News

A new chapter in the history of this city’s youth center will begin when the YMCA takes over operation of the site, where it plans to maintain existing programs while adding ones it already offers in Yuma.… Read More

Move to the Groove With Our Hip Hop Class

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The Youth Hip-Hop program will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls and boys.… Read More

Keep the Kids Entertained at the YMCA

Itty Bitty Winter Camp at the Ross Farnsworth Y! | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is more than a gym, we’re a cause. We bring youth development programs, healthy living fitness classes and social services into your local community throughout the Valley.… Read More

Flagstaff YMCA Early Learning Center Receives a 4 Star Rating

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Flagstaff YMCA early learning center achieves Quality Plus rating, Tour recognizes partnerships are key to closing achievement gap. “When a group of 25 people walked through the Flagstaff YMCA Early Learning Center on a recent Tuesday, the toddlers and preschoolers hardly noticed. In each classroom the children were happily painting with their fingers, reading with puppets, and playing make believe, with the teachers, playing right along with them.… Read More

Super Sports Sign up

Youth Day Camps | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Register for Spring Sports now and receive $10 off registration! Register online, over the phone, or at our branch. Stop into our branch and get the chance to win Jr. Suns merchandise!… Read More


Enrichment | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

A fusion of Latin and International music featuring kids friendly aerobic training. This class is sure to get the kids moving by encouraging full body movement through dance. Let’s get the wiggles out!… Read More