For Youth Development

Developing the potential in every child


Values, skills and experiences acquired early on in life shapes our personalities. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. 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.

The Sarasota YMCA cares for your children and teens by providing safe places before and after school and connecting older students with mentors who can guide their careers as they move on to the workplace and/or higher education.

We also create lifetime memories at our summer day camps and build character and confidence in children through our youth sports teams and swim lessons.