Overcoming the fear of water is essential to water safety. 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 lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 years. The Y offers the Diabetes Prevention Program to help those with pre-diabetes 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 the opportunity to succeed 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.