YOUTH & TEENS
We believe the values and skills learned at an early age are vital building blocks for life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
Through the Y’s activities for kids and teens, the Marco Island YMCA youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Explore our programs further on these pages:
- Early Learning: The Early Learning programs provide a safe learning environment for children ages 1 to 5 and prepares children for success with Common Core State Standards through a rich collection of resources that help teachers guide them to be as successful as possible when they enter kindergarten. The program is offered at two sites: The Greater Marco Family YMCA and at Parkside Elementary School . Learn More
- School Age:Access to afterschool and summer camp programs engage and enrich students and provide children with the foundation necessary to achieve academic and economic success as adults. The Marco Y out-of-school programs provides a curriculum that increases the child’s acumen, encourages exploration of new horizons, engages him/her in new adventures, and helps them stay active during non-structured out-of-school hours. Programs offered at four sites.
- Teens: The Wonder Girls and Summer Boys Programs are designed for 8th graders to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Please contact Deborah Passero at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. Learn More
Financial Assistance: The Y believes every child deserves the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. To ensure this, we provide financial aid to families in need on a case-by-case basis. Stop by the Member Services desk for more information on financial assistance or to apply. Download Application
ELC Certificates: The YMCA accepts Early Learning Coalition (ELC) certificates. For more information on ELC, please call 239.213.1137 or visit their office located at 3050 Horseshoe Drive #231, Naples FL 34104.
For more information please contact:
Youth Development Director
(239) 394-3144 ext 105
School Age Coordinator
(239) 394-3144 ext 116