Power to the Teens

The West Shore YMCA Teen Club welcomes 6th-8th graders after school until 6PM to participate in activities, socialize, and stay active. This is a letter from Riley, a Teen Club participant.

“Hello! My name is Riley and I am 11 years old and I am in the YMCA afterschool Teen program. I started at the West Shore YMCA when I was in Kindergarten in the Kids-In-Motion program. Once I was in 1st grade I went to the before and after school Kids Klub program at Hampden Elementary School.

There are many ways that the YMCA has impacted my life. I was very shy when I was younger and being at the Y has helped me make friends and become more outgoing. Swimming and gymnastics through the Kids-In-Motion class taught me about living an active lifestyle and being healthy. I always loved the holiday parties, crafts, games and activities that my counselors planned.

I love coming to the YMCA and all the friends that I have made here over the past 7 years.”

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