Ages 8-18. Boys With a Purpose engages young Hartford-area men in activities to promote non-violence and expand their horizons beyond their daily environment. Participants are empowered to pursue greatness through community service, guest lectures and interactive workshops.
Ages 8-18. This social enrichment program fosters innovative thinking, exposes students to business culture and economics, and helps them create, market, and sell a product. It’s designed to boost self-esteem and confidence in young women.
Let’s Dance combines skill, discipline, exercise and creativity to teach kids a variety of dance forms. Students can register by the month, and change which classes they take. We offer ballet, creative movement, hip hop, jazz/tap, drill and more to children ages 3-12!
Ages 10-18. The Y-Achievers program exposes participants to present and future educational and career opportunities. The program is designed to help students reach their full potential by teaching positive social values and igniting students' thirst for knowledge. Students go on field trips to visit colleges and participate in academic events.
Ages 10-18. This program is designed to remove barriers for neighborhood teens, linking them to academic and social support systems during high school. We provide incentive for teens who exemplify the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility (CHoRR). Participants earn a youth membership or alternative incentive while participating in the program.
Power Scholars Academy is a partnership between the YMCA and Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL). The model integrates structured academic instruction into traditional day camp to improve students math and literacy skills, as well as life skills like teamwork, confidence and more. Students also go on field trips.