Youth Development has been a focus for the Akron Area Y for generations.  As the first organization to offer group swimming instruction, the Y has seen the importance of keeping children active, engaged and healthy.  Youth Sports are a big part of this, with a shift on total family programming and education that leads to the healthy development of the whole child's spirit, mind and body.     

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Youth Sports

When you're looking for programs to teach your child the basics of a sport and the opportunity to learn good sportsmanship and teamwork -- look no further than the Y.

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Youth Specialty Classes

You never know what we're going to dream up for programming.  If you have an idea of something that you child would love to learn at the Y, please let your branch know.

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Out of School Time

Giving children the tools to succeed in school and in life is the number one goal of our Out of School Time programming at the Akron Area YMCA.  Through the use of three

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