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Youth Development

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Child Care

Child Care

The La Jolla YMCA is pleased to offer Child Care to families within our community.

The quality of our programs stems from the high caliber of staff that we hire for our sites. All of our child care teachers have completed units in Early Childhood Education or related college courses, have experience working with children and are certified in first aid and CPR.

The La Jolla YMCA is fortunate to have many veteran staff that have worked for our YMCA for many years. It is through the quality of our staff that we are able to provide children an enriching, fun, and educational child care experience.

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Education & Leadership

Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring, youth government and college preparation, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.

Swim, Sports & Play

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.