Education, Leadership, and Arts
Everyone has great potential to learn, at every age! At the Y, we provide programs that help both children and adults 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.
Being ready to begin school helps to ensure a great education! The Family Y’s Child Development Center (CDC) participates in the Georgia funded lottery Pre-K program. The CDC also offers full-day childcare for children 8 weeks to 5 years. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
English As A Second Language (ESL) Classes +
Without the ability to speak English, many internationals in our community struggle to thrive. We believe that everyone should have the chance the learn English in a safe, supportive environment. On Sunday afternoons, English as a Second Language lessons are taught at the Steiner Branch Family Y. Classes are free (a book is ) and childcare is provided for the children of our students.
Sundays, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Steiner Branch Family YMCA 218 Partnership Drive, Grovetown (down the hill near the Grovetown Walmart)
By offering teens the opportunity to nurture their leadership and character skills, we make sure that every young person has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.
Teen Lock-Ins +
During the summer months, the Wilson Family Y hosts a girls-only & boys-only lock-in each month. Guest speakers present a variety of leadership and self-empowering sessions. Food is provided. Basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, team building games and other fun activities occur at every lock-in. Registration is required. Free for members. For more information about the Teen Lock-ins, contact Wilson Family Y at 706-922-9668.
Youth and Government Teen Club +
The Wilson Family Y will be launching the Youth and Government Teen Club in January. Teens who are interested in serving self, school and community through volunteer initiatives, making a positive difference through civic engagement and responsibility, understanding the importance of local and state government and the political process, striving to maintain high standards regarding values, leadership and responsibility are invited to be a part of our new Y Club. Members will participate in youth and government conferences to write legislation and gather for a week to debate their proposed laws in their actual state capitol building. Nationwide studies show that Youth and Government alumni are not necessarily more likely to become politicians as they reach adulthood, but they are considerably more likely to become active in local political issues as concerned citizens. More information will be released in December.
Y Watch Teen Council +
The Wilson Family Y’s Teen Y Watch Council meets weekly on Mondays, where members are educated and empowered by community leaders and special guest speakers on the values and qualities of strong leadership. The Council takes part in monthly volunteer projects and organizes community events (lock-ins, basketball tournaments, etc.) for other teens. For more information about the Teen Y Watch Council, contact the Wilson Family Y at 706 922 9614.