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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Programs

Homeschool Wellness

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Join us for 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 Family…

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Pharr YMCA Dance Classes

Available at: Pharr

Our YMCA Dance program offers a sound foundation for your child. During each class children will learn skills and drills in progressive steps leading them through basic to more advanced skills while incorporating fun and fitness. Our experienced, caring instructors provide a safe environment for your child to develop, grow and move to the next…

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Parents Morning Out

Available at: Stowe

Monthly Preschool Programming

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Homeschool Adventures

Available at: Warlick

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” Mr. Rogers   The Warlick Family YMCA is excited to open up the Adventure Zone on select mornings to our Y Members Homeschooling their children. This extended time will include play on the tower in the Adventure Zone as well as staff led special…

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Celebrate With Us: Party at the Y

Available at: Cherryville,  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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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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Gymnastics Classes

Available at: Pharr

  The Pharr Family YMCA is excited to offer gymnastics classes for ages 3– 11. Our gymnastics classes are designed to enhance fine and gross motor skills and cultivate imagination, creativity and social development in a caring environment. Students will grow and develop as they learn the fundamental vocabulary and skills associated with gymnastics.  Classes…

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Teen Leaders’ Club

Available at: Stowe

Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2020) – 18 years old Leaders’ Club presents an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience personal growth through focus workshops, healthy living activities, and social responsibility opportunities where the teens get to serve in and around the Y. Weekly meetings focus on values of the…

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Child Safety

Available at: Cherryville,  Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

The YMCA serves thousands of youth annually. The youth participate in a wide variety of programs, including child care, sports, aquatics and more. Our programs follow the principles of youth development, which include the belief that children need to be physically and emotionally safe. These programs take place at our branches, as well as numerous program sites and…

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