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Youth Programs

Cooking Club
Get your aprons ready! Do you like mixing, mashing, measuring, and making mouthfuls of yummy snacks? Then come have fun and learn how to cook at the YMCA Kitchen! During this six-week program you will learn healthy recipes and various cooking techniques.  Kids will also learn how to handle utensils properly and become familiar with the kitchen. Did we mention having fun too? Spots are limited! Check current program book for updated information.


Art Club
Take your creativity and turn it into something inspiring, all while having fun. Through our 8 week program, you will meet people with the same passion as you while you express yourself through many different styles of arts and crafts. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, because that's what art is all about.

Magic the Gathering Club
Come learn and play this exciting challenging card game. Each 8 week session will end with a tournament. Our staff will help develop strategic skills and understanding for better game play. Join us, have some fun, and make new friends! Cards included.

Photography Club
Photography Club will give youth a chance to be behind the lens. Through our 8 week program, youth will learn about lighting, framing, retouching, developing and Photoshop. Youth will take various types of pictures including black and whites, digital and 35 mm. By learning new techniques and having fun, youth will develop a life-long love of photography while forming friendships with peers who share their passion. Sign up early - spots are limited!

Fitness for Fun

Do you want your child to become more active and health conscious? This 6 week class will focus on learning the exercise principles, guidelines and techniques to use in the Fitness Center or Ready To Be Fit Room. Participants will learn the proper use of the cardio and strength equipment. The children will also be taught the importance or nutrition. Upon completion of the program, the youth will be permitted into the designated fitness areas accompanied by an adult at select times throughout the week.


Teen Programs

Teen Center
The Pawtucket Family YMCA gives teens a safe place to call their own and a chance to connect with positive role models and adults who care about them. Teen programs include youth development activities, leadership groups, community service projects, exposure to diverse career options, after-school activities, tutoring and mentoring, sports, camping, strength- training, and fun, recreational events.


Leaders In Training (LIT)
This after school program allows teens to socialize with other teens in a safe environment. During their time in the club, we will offer homework help as needed and access to computers for school projects. Those enrolled in the program will also be offered dinner every night during the week. We offer free weekly classes that can include dance, rock wall climbing, fitness center, art projects, etc."

Teen Open Gym

This is a time set for teen members to drop in and play the sport of the day. Basketball, wiffleball, soccer, football and volleyball activities are enjoyed by teens and supervised by staff. Come join us for some fun! Teen Gym is a safe, monitored environment for your teens to flip around. This is a great fitness and fun geared alternative. It gives teens the opportunity for fun, fitness and social interaction!


Homework Help
Come down after school and get your homework done with help from our tutor’s everyday in the Teen Center. Do you have a question that you couldn’t get answered in school? Our tutors know it all!


Teen Field Trips
Teens can partake in our monthly field trips where they are provided with a great time doing fun, recreational activities in the local community. Our adventures away from the YMCA include supervision and positive role models.