What’s Happening at the Y

Y Empower – Free program for girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 pm

The Y Empower program provides a small learning community for young girls to explore their health holistically and be prepared to manage the stress that adolescence often brings. The program meets for eight weeks, with half of the time spent in a classroom setting with expert speakers about topics such as nutrition, social media safety, and self-care. The second half of the time is spent trying specific fitness activities such as yoga, Zumba, and swimming. All activities are designed to give girls mechanisms to cope with and prevent stressors, feel agency over their lives, and practice activities that focus on a mind-body connection. Participants must register for this program. Contact Jane Carroll at janec@wsymca.org for more information.

Late Fall Program Session – Begins October 28th

Register for the West Suburban YMCA’s Late Fall program session. Explore program offerings from the Y’s Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Creative Arts, and Aquatics Departments. The Y has programs for all ages and interests, including basketball classes, swim lessons, art and design, small group fitness classes, toddler tumbling and music classes, community choir, and more.

Kids Night Out on November 1st, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Parents, drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with the Y’s staff. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. They’ll have pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. Open to children in grades K-5. Cost is $25.00 per child for Y members and $30.00 per child for the community. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children attending. Kids Night Out occurs on the first Friday of every month October through June.

Family Fun Night on November 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. The Y sets up games, crafts, and a bouncy house for all to enjoy. Light snacks are provided. Free and open to all. Family Fun Nights occur on the second Tuesday of every month.

YBA (Youth Basketball Association) League – Season starts November 16th

YBA League is a fun coed league for ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league runs on Saturdays/Sundays, November 16th – February 8th, and is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). Parent volunteer coaches encouraged. Register early to ensure friend and team requests can be accommodated. For more information and to register, visit www.wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and whose mission is to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.