The YMCA of Greater Hartford is "an association, open to all and committed to helping people develop their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body." Their commitment is based on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Their purpose is to "develop the entire person in spirit, mind and body, through programs that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities."
PROGRAMS & MINISTRIES
YMCA Achievers Program
The purpose of the YMCA Achievers Program is to assist teens to secure the support they need to graduate from high school and attend college. Since its launch eight years ago, the YMCA Achievers Program has grown to benefit Hartford's youth and those living in its surrounding towns. It is a successful career development and academic achievement initiative that involves over one hundred teens of various backgrounds, and has created educational and civic opportunities for both youth and adults. The program provides an avenue for academic achievement for our youth, while visualizing a future that includes college and post-secondary education as pathways to achieve their dreams. The curricula, in accordance with grade level, include Building Character, Fun & Finance, Science & Technology, Entrepreneurship, Investment Academy, and the YMCA Youth & Government program. The Y Achievers Program kicks off in September and culminates with a banquet in June.
• The YMCA Achievers Program runs weekly on Saturdays during the school year.
YMCA Before and After School Care
This program helps to provide a safe place for children to continue their school day, while supervised by caring staff. Educational activities, homework help, arts and crafts and physical education are all offered to students at three Hartford Public Schools before and after the school day.
• YMCA Before and After School Care runs Monday through Friday, before and after the school day, at Annie Fisher School, Noah Webster School and Capital Preparatory School.
Health and Wellness Classes
Daily classes, access to personal trainers, nutritional education programs and access to a wide variety of fitness machines combine to help improve the health and well-being of over 2,000 people each year.
• Health and Wellness Classes run seven days a week at the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center
To learn more about these and other programs and ministries at the Wilson-Gray YMCA, please visit ghymca.org/wilson-gray.
YMCA of Metropolitan Hartford
444 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06120