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

Fall Youth Soccer

Available at: Pharr,  Warlick

PLAY ON! Fall league for kids ages 3 – 12

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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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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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