YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

Valley Points
Family YMCA

In one way or another, we're all connected to the Y. Whether it's where you discovered a talent that became a lifelong passion, were encouraged by a mentor, or where you turn for support with a healthy lifestyle.

At the Valley Points Family YMCA, we believe our programming lays the groundwork for healthy futures, builds a sense of community, and conveys the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Yes, children learn to swim, kids have somewhere to go after school and we teach about healthy lifestyles, but the Y is far more than that. The Y is a place where kids find direction, families come together and people rally to make a difference.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that people of all ages and from all walks of life have access to the essentials needed to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE Y


Got Raffle?
It's time for the annual 60/40 Holiday Raffle! Last year's winner took home $2,152 (the average is $1,911), so see the Welcome Center at either Branch location and get your tickets today! Tickets can be purchased for $2 each or 3 for $5, with the drawing taking place on December 18th...just in time to do some last minute shopping for Christmas! 

Are you planning on doing any Christmas shopping on Amazon? If so, please take advantage of a new program—AmazonSmile—and choose the Valley Points Family YMCA as your charity of choice. Each time you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible choices to our programs and services. All you need to do is go to the AmazonSmile homepage and you are ready to get started! Remember, in order for Amazon to donate to our Y, you need to start each shopping session at smile.amazon.com. Click. Shop. Make a difference!

If you like to read and are a member of the Y, this is the club for you! The book club members select the readings and meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm for discussion at the Kiski Valley Branch. Book lists are selected approximately six months in advance. Join us at the next meeting—December 16; Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy—to get in on the fun! Stay tuned for the next several months selections following the December meeting!

Hanging Out with a Purpose! 
Have you ever wanted to be the team captain? Class President? How about the leader that teachers notice and other students look up to? What about making a difference in your community? Join the Y's Leaders Club and experience opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and service to others! Leaders Club is for teens in grades 7-9 and meets weekly beginning Wednesday, November 5th at the New Kensington Branch. By joining Leaders Club, teens will gain experience through volunteering, serve the community, strengthen their academics, build their resume, form friendships, become a role model for other youth, and earn a free monthly YMCA membership.

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Start School Ready to Succeed!
Thanks to a grant from the United Way of Westmoreland County and Y-USA, our Y is offering the Early Learning Readiness program for free for children ages 0-5—along with their caregivers—to learn together! ELR engages both children and caregivers to play and learn while developing the physical, verbal and social skills necessary for school. The program runs twice a week for two hours for 38 weeks, with continuous enrollment throughout. Click here for more information!

The Y is committed to providing programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to age, income or background. Click to read more about our financial assistance opportunities.