Preschool at the YMCA is a perfect option for parents who want to help their children develop critical early learning skills in a caring, supportive environment. The YMCA believes that a quality program should provide enriching experiences which facilitate a child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. We strive to meet the developmental needs and […]

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out of school can have a positive effect on their success in school. Unfortunately, one in four U.S. children and 26% of children in Pennsylvania are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit […]

Join us for the 3rd Annual Pink Piloxing! An amazing event for an amazing cause!! This year’s event will be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 10am-Noon at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.  Entry to the event  will be a $20 donation.  All proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program at the Wilkes-Barre Family […]

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA recently celebrated the achievements of its third AND fourth LIVESTRONG at the YMCA graduating classes. The program brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward toward sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery. The 12-week, research-based program brings together cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to achieve […]

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is excited to announce “LIVE LOVE DANCE” a dance studio at the Y. Classes are now forming for the 2014-2015 school year.  Classes offered will include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Acro.  Whether you are a beginner or have had years of  training, there is a class for you. Dance […]

Come and participate with us in this fun family-oriented fundraising event. Show your kids that supporting a charity can be fun and fulfilling! No matter how young or old your children may be, there are always age-appropriate experiences that can acquaint them with your family’s commitment to giving and  inspire their own interest in joining […]

More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. Dodd, the daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran, was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Washington, her idea came […]


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