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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

Celebrate your special day at the Y with a birthday party! Choose from options at the pool, gymnastics center or skate park.

Camp

Camp


When school's out, the Y is the place to be! We offer full-week, spring and intersession camps, as well as single-day Vacation Fun Day options — all at our Toby Wells YMCA facility in Kearny Mesa. Coming soon: Summer 2015 — hundreds of choices; thousands of memories

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

Cymer Digital Studio at Mission Valley YMCA serves as an after-school outlet where local youth can tap into their passions and develop skills in a learning environment outfitted with high-tech tools for mixing and editing music, developing video projects,

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

Homework help in all subjects is available to middle- and high-school students from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays. Come to the Cymer Digital Studio at Mission Valley YMCA; available at no charge to students who need help with school work.

Skate Park

Skate Park

Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Skate and Bike Park in Clairemont is the place for skateboarding, in-line skating, scooters and BMX bikes! Here at the park we strive to provide a fun and positive environment for children and adults to come and enjoy the

SummerBridge

SummerBridge

For rising students in grades 5 through 7, Summerbridge is a five-week, tuition-free summer session that teaches the lessons of a lifetime. This program supports students’ social, emotional and leadership development in a safe and positive environment b

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

Since 1948, California YMCA Youth & Government has provided outstanding educational and social experiences for more than 70,000 middle and high school youth. Mission Valley's Model Legislature and Court Program for high-school students meets from Septembe

Youth Institute

Youth Institute

Youth Institute is an eight-week program that helps high school students learn valuable computer/digital media art skills, academic skills, make new friends, and have a camping/team-building experience. It runs from June to August at Mission Valley YMCA i