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


If you're on the fence about participating in Group Exercise classes at the Y-- Group Cycling, PiYo, Zumba, Hula Hooping, Total Body HIIT, Tai Chi, Step 'n Strength and so much more--now is the time to give something a try! When Members participate in four group ex classes between now and Jan. 31st, you'll be entered in a raffle to win a FitBit Flex! There is no limit to the number of cards you can complete, so pick one up at the Welcome Center at either Branch and you're ready to go! (The drawing will be held 2/2.)

Each year, millions of Americans resolve to get in better shape and become healthier versions of themselves. According to a recent YMCA survey of more than 1,000 adults, less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions in 2014. An overwhelming 71% percent said they tried but fell short, and 40 percent confessed that they made it through only a couple of weeks or months. However, there’s hope for the coming year. One-third of survey respondents who plan to make a resolution in 2015 believe they’ll stick to it and reach their goals, with more than half believing that encouragement from others will keep them committed. 
 

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Ever thought about working at the Y? There are multiple positions available in a variety of departments, so check out our employment page and see what's available. Whether you're a high school or college student, a retired member of the community, a parent or a current professional looking for a new opportunity, we may just have a position for you! 

The Valley Points Family YMCA is pleased to introduce a three-tiered pricing structure for 2015! In addition to Member and Non-Member Rates, we've added a Family Member Rate (discounted as much as 50%!) for many of our fee-based programs. If you are part of an active Family Member unit at our Y, you are eligible to participate in fee-based programs at the Family Member level. See the Welcome Center for more information!

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—January 20; The Big Burn by Timothy Egan—to get in on the fun! 

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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.