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


The Y is hosting a youth triathlon at the Kiski Area High School for kids ages 7 to 15 on September 24, 2016! Preparation is important, however, which is why a summer training program will be offered. The fundamentals of building skill and endurance in runninng, biking and swimming will be taught. Each child must have goggles, a bike, helmet, and running shoes. See the flyer and/or call the Kiski Valley Branch at 724-845-1968 to learn more!

Each member at the Y has their own personal story about why they chose to join the Y and what motivates them to come every day. Daniel Hawkins is a member of the Y that has been with us for twenty-seven years. Around here, he has many nicknames, such as Mr. Hawk or just plain, “Hawk.”

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The Y is full of many employees that play a huge role in the business every day. Today we’d like to introduce you to Becky Long, who is the Membership Engagement Specialist at the New Kensington Branch. For twenty-eight years, Becky has been an employee with the Y and said that ever since she was hired, she had a desire to stay. “After I learned what the Y was all about, I fell in love with it and knew that this is where I belonged,” stated Long.

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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—July 19; The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King—to get in on the fun! 

 

 

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David Harmon is a ten year old with Type 1 Diabetes, who also happens to be a member of the Valley Points Family YMCA. For a school science project, he decided to conduct a study to test his hypothesis of, “If I exercise more, then my blood sugar will be more in range.” Harmon’s mother, Cynthia, explained what sparked his interest for the project, “He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was two and with so many doctor visits, he became eager to learn about his diagnosis.”

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Looking for a fun, creative activity for you and your child? Join us on Thursday, July 28 at Creative Canvas in Natrona Heights for a Parent/Child Paint Night Fundraiser! All parents can sign up through Creative Canvas (click on "Calendar of Art Classes" on the top menu) for $40 per adult and $18 per child (payable in cash on the day of the event). The event begins at 6pm and the theme is Pretty in Pink. Come out and join us for an interactive and fun night!

Get a Jump on Summer! Looking for something for you and/or your kids to do now that summer is here? Take a look at our Summer 2016 Newsletter and explore some of the options we have available! 

Join us this summer for a new lunch program! 
All children 18 years of age or under are eligible to receive free meals. In partnership with our Y, this Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the Westmoreland County Food Bank with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program takes place from 11:30am to 12:15pm at the Arnold United Methodist Church (1801 Leishman Avenue, Arnold) from June 13-August 5, 2016. For more information, download the flyer or contact the Valley Points Family YMCA at 724-335-9191.

(NOTE:  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.)

Explore Summer Youth Programming at the Y by checking out the just-released 2016 Summer Youth Guide and getting involved with any of the numerous programs being offered. Look for S.O.S. (School's Out Summer) Camp, Youth Sports Camps, Explorers Camps, Kindergarten Readiness Camps, swimming, drawing, and more! No matter what you choose, we want you to have the Best Summer Ever with the Y!

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.