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BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL CHILD CARE

In over 100 locations across the Richmond and Petersburg area our licensed programs support your child’s academic success while keeping them active, prepared and engaged.

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BRING A BUDDY

Bring your buddies for FREE to workout with you at the Y in the month of August. You're more likely to stay motivated when you're working out with a buddy. So take a class, take a dip or just get in a good sweat - it's better together at the Y!

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Last Chance to Register for Youth Fall Sports!

From Cheerleading to Soccer the Y offers a wide variety of fall sports programs for your child to play in a fun, competitive environment.

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VOTED ONE OF THE BEST

YMCA camps voted one of the best summer day camps in Richmond magazine's 2014 Best and Worst of Survey! With 16 branch locations throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg area as well as YMCA Camp Thunderbird offering summer day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and summer child care, we have a camp for you!

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YMCA Bright Beginnings

YMCA Bright Beginnings gives children in our community the tools they need to succeed for the upcoming school year. Eligible students receive new clothes, shoes and backpack filled with supplies. By donating to YMCA Bright Beginnings you can give a child the confidence they need to start the school year on the right foot.

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2025 Strategic Plan

A stronger, healthier tomorrow begins today. The new Strategic Plan will be a compass for our programs and services that will allow us to serve the community even better in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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  • YMCA Diabetes Programs

    diabetes preventionOur Diabetes Programs are one of the keys to helping you Live Your There. See how the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevent and Control programs can benefit you.    Learn More >

  • We Need Your Help for Bright Beginnings!

    The Downtown YMCA needs about 30 more back pack tags to help out local children in our community with the chance to start this school year off right. For more information please see the Front Desk.

  • Register For Before- and After-School Care

    It is almost time for back to school! Register for the Downtown YMCA Before- and After-School to help your children be prepared, be active and engaged. Learn More >