Overcoming fear of water can save a life. Children ages 1 to 4 may be less likely to drown if they have had formal swimming instruction. The YMCA offers swim lessons year round, including free swim lesson programs like Swim Fests, All Kids Swim, and Vest it Up!
Without healthy lifestyle changes, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 years. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program has a track record of helping those with prediabetes avoid a diabetes diagnosis.
Knowledge of the alphabet is the strongest predictor of reading success in 4th grade. Our preschool and after school programs give kids a jumpstart in life with strong literacy skills.
The incidence of Type 1 diabetes in Americans under age 20 rose by 23% between 2001 and 2009. The Y provides all children a safe place to lead happy, healthy lives.