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.
14th Annual YMCA Breakfast of Champions for Youth
Our donors are amazing!
This year’s breakfast raised more than $100,000 in support of YMCA youth programs. For photos of this event go to our FaceBook page or visit our Strong Kids page for more information.
Thank you to everyone who made this event a success.
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
Cocalico School District
- Adamstown Elementary – This program is held at the 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-bekscounty.org.
For more information, check out Our Strong Kids page.
Darkness to Light – Stewards of ChildrenThe 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 610-378-4742 for more information.
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