THE Y FOR

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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Youth Development

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Mission ValleyYMCA and Toby Wells YMCA Birthday Party Events

Camp

Camp


CAMP

When school's out, the Y is the place to be! We offer full-week winter, spring and intersession camps, as well as single-day Vacation Fun Day options — all at our Toby Wells YMCA facility in Kearny Mesa.

Winter Camp • Spring Camp • Intersession

  • Sessions coming soon for 2014-2015 school year

Vacation Fun Days

  • Sessions coming soon for 2014 - 2015 school year

Child Care

Child Care

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That's why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Cymer Digital Studio

Cymer Digital Studio

Mission Valley YMCA Cymer Digital Studio Computer Lab

Education & Leadership

Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring, youth government and college preparation, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.

Homework Help

Homework Help

Mission Valley and Toby Wells and Downtown YMCA Middle and High School Teen tutoring and homework help

Swim, Sports & Play

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.


Youth and Government

Youth and Government

Mission Valley YMCA and Toby Wells YMCA Youth and Government and Model United Nations for High School and Middle School Youth for teens to learn civic engagement and leadership development

Youth Institute

Youth Institute

Mission Valley YMCA at Cymer Digital Studio