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The Y is here, day in and day out, to provide the support and resources you need to make healthy choices, achieve your best and promote positive change in your community. With fitness and wellness programs for adults, and recreation and enrichment activities for kids and teens, we´re committed to helping you and your family learn, grow and thrive. It’s easy to join the Y.


SAVE THE DATE

15TH ANNUAL

YMCA BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS FOR YOUTH

MAY 6, 2014

CDH_headWe are pleased to announce that Carl D. Herbein, CEO of Herbein+Company, Inc. and long-time member and supporter of the YMCA has been selected as our 2014 Champion for Youth.  Congratulations Carl!

 

Please join us at the Crowne Plaza next on May 6,2014 as we honor Carl Herbein and support youth programming at the YMCA.

 

For sponsorship and registration information, please view our Changing Lives page.


 BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Summer just flew by and it is almost time to go back to school. We are now accepting registrations for before and after school child care. Don´t wait, space fills up quickly.

Mifflin Area YMCA

Governor Mifflin School District

  • Brecknock Elementary – Intermediate School
    ++Cumru & Mifflin Park Elementary will be cared for at the Intermediate School

Tri Valley YMCA

Fleetwood School District

  • Andrew Maier Elementary – Willow Creek Elementary

Hamburg School District

  • Tilden Elementary

Adamstown YMCA

Cocalico School District

  • Adamstown Elementary - held at the Adamstown YMCA

Reading YMCA

Twin Valley School District

  • Robeson Elementary

Wyomissing School District

  • Wyomissing Hills Elementary

Reading School District

  • Held at the Reading Branch YMCA

 

For register information call Alyssa Raven @ (610) 378-4775.


 YMCA Childcare Now Qualifies for EITC Tax Credits

The YMCA of Reading and Berks County was recently approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. This means that local businesses can fulfill a portion of their Pennsylvania State Tax bill by making a donation to the YMCA´s childcare program. For more information about utilizing the EITC tax credits, go to www.newpa.com/eitc or contact Lori Gourama, Director of Development, 610-378-4778 or LGourama@ymca-berkscounty.org.

Day Camp 2014

REFER A FRIEND AND RECEIVE A $50 CREDIT ON TUITION!

The greatest compliment our YMCA families can give us is referring a friend to one of our outstanding YMCA child care centers.  We are proud to share our new Refer a Friend Program which entitles you to a $50.00 credit on your child care account.  Each time you recommend a friend to a YMCA Child Care location, as a result of your recommendation to other families, a $50.00 credit will be applied to your account.  The credit will be received after the new enrollee has attended care for 60 consecutive business days.  Call 610-378-4775 or your child’s center for more information!

 

Y Kids Golf Classic

It’s time to start thinking about golf.  Please join us on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Berkshire Country Club in support of children’s programming at the YMCA Golf Save the Date 2014  
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Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children

The YMCA of Reading and Berks County is proud to partner with Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina whose mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse.  Darkness to Light, believes that adults are responsible for the safety of children and the YMCA of Reading and Berks County plans to be the leader in Berks County to help protect the children in our community by exploring and bringing this program to our community.

WHAT IS STEWARDS OF CHILDREN?

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

Call 610-378-4736 for more information.

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Darkness to Light in the News - Reading Eagle and WFMZ


 
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Our Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.