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
YMCA BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS FOR YOUTH
MAY 6, 2014
Please join us at the Crowne Plaza next May as we honor Carl Herbein and support youth programming at the YMCA.
For information and photos from our 2013 event, 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
Cocalico School District
- Adamstown Elementary - held at the Adamstown 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.
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!
Ned Diefenderfer Y Kids Golf ClassicThank you to all the golfers whom joined us on July 15 at the Berkshire Country Club in support of children’s programming at the YMCA
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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