The Y strengthens our community. Check out some of the programs we offer to make our community a better place:
The YMCA partners with YMCAs in Hannover, Germany; and Ivanovo, Russia. These partnerships are a collaborative effort to offer services to individuals in need on an international basis and provide opportunities for youth and staff exchanges both here and abroad. Contact Kim Johnson at (610) 378-4742 for information on international programs.
YMCA International Committee
The International Committee works to foster international understanding, support our partner YMCAs in Hannover, Germany and Ivanovo, Russia, send Berks County teens to Y camps overseas and support international campers visiting Berks County.
The Baby University program is an early care and education program that focuses on building parenting skills, child development, and school readiness. The program provides 10 weeks of education and support for parents with children 0 to 4 years of age. Classes are supplemented with home visits and helps parents by providing them with effective strategies and tools to further develop their competence as their child´s first and most important teacher. Baby University classes are held in both English and Spanish. Free childcare and breakfast is available to all participants. For more information contact: Gina Pena-Garcia at 610-378-4748.
AN EVENING ON THE MOUNTAINThank you to everyone who made this year’s dinner and auction a success. We support youth with international camperships, host foreign guests, promote Y World Service projects and sustain our YMCA partners in Hannover, Germany and Ivanovo, Russia. Making a difference in our community and around the world.
Nearly one-third of low-income families don’t have access to the Internet at home, leading to a digital divide that leaves local kids without the tools they need to succeed. Through our Internet Essentials program, Comcast is helping to bridge that divide for qualifying families* in our community.
Check out (www.internetessentials.com) for more information.
Our Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.