Youth Programs

We are For Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the Y, Gaston area youth are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
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Parents Night Out

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Great Monthly Events!

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Youth Basketball

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe

Where EVERYONE is an MVP!

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Youth Flag Football

Available at: Pharr

Register today for Flag Football!

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Swim Club

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

The YMCA Youth and Teen Swim Club is designed for swimmers who are ready for the next level.  With a focus on the four competitive strokes, swimmers will improve their technique, learn teamwork, and build endurance. Along with swimming, there will be an emphasis on building confidence and leadership skills. Swimmers must be able to…

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Zumbini at Stowe

Available at: Stowe

There is nothing better than one-on-one time between a parent and child. Join the Stowe Family YMCA for this wonderful parent/child movement class created by Zumba® and BabyFirst. The class is perfect for kids ages 0-4! Zumbini® combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun.   Session…

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Trick or Trail 5K and Fun Run

Available at: Featured Box

Lace up your sneakers and get creative on your outfit for a 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on the Sytz Trail at the Warlick Family YMCA. The post race party continues after the race with awards! The 5K will race through the winding hills and flats of the trail system while the Family Fun…

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Celebrate With Us: Party at the Y

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

There’s nothing more fun than parties at the Y! Birthday, graduation, or any kind of celebration, the Gaston County Family YMCA is available for weekend parties. Your child’s special day will be an extraordinary one here at the Y. We offer a variety of birthday parties to meet the desires of children of all ages…

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Middle School Madness

Available at: Warlick

Middle School Madness at the Warlick YMCA is an opportunity for your middle schooler to make hang out with and make new friends, have tons of fun, and be themselves in a safe environment supervised by our awesome, energetic, and caring staff! Spring semester dates: Fourth Saturday of the Month Here are a few important…

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Home School Wellness

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Home School Wellness is a fun and exciting program where students get to learn swim lessons, nutrition, wellness, adventure and sports skills in a social environment. This year we have enhanced our program to add even more of your favorite activities! Sessions last monthly and are specialized by activity. Rotations will begin between the Stowe…

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Cherryville Tumbling

Available at: Cherryville

Cherryville Family YMCA Tumbling Program Our tumbling program focuses on fun while teaching every level of tumbling through proper technique and repetition.  Developing balance, strength, coordination and flexibility will not only help your child become a strong tumbler, but will also improve their performance in all other sports as well!   All class are held…

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