Throughout of our Health and Wellness, Preschools, Head Start, Before & After School Enrichment, Swim and Sport programs, we offer asset-building programs and strategies that engage thousands of youth in a spectrum of activities that promote academic success, foster connections with family and community, and encourage healthy development and activity. These programs are based on the Search Institute’s model of developmental assets.
As defined by the Search Institute, developmental assets are the positive experiences young people need to succeed and thrive. The more assets youth have, the more likely they are to have positive attitudes towards school, healthy lifestyles and leadership potential. Our goal is to provide quality programming that intentionally increases and enriches the developmental assets present in children and youth’s lives with a strong emphasis on reinforcing the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and promoting healthier, more active lifestyles. Through strong community partnerships, we are able to reach these youth and positively influence their lives.
For more information on how you or your organization can get involved with our programs for at-risk youth and families, please contact Derryck Fletcher at 443-322-8082.