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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

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Santa Rosa, CA 95404

YOUTH PROGRAMS!

SHAPE THEIR FUTURE. THE YMCA BUILDS ASSETS IN YOUTH & TEENS

Engage in fewer negative, high-risk behaviors such as using drugs and alcohol, or having sex. Exhibit more positive behaviors such as succeeding in school, assuming leadership roles, and valuing diversity. Demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, stresses, and difficult situations.

Here are some examples of how the Sonoma County Family YMCA continues to help broaden a young person’s experi­ences, and build assets:

93% of youth say they feel safer after school because they go to the Y 87% of youth say the Y helps them make better everyday decisions 91% of youth have made a new friend at the Y 98% of youth say they look up to a positive role model at the Y 89% of youth say an adult in their lives talks to them about the importance of eating healthy food 72% of youth have learned conflict resolution skills at the Y 92% of youth feel positive about their future

YOUTH SPORTS

BASKETBALL LEAGUE

See our YBL schedule here.

Saturdays- Dec 4, 11, 18 and Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

LOCATION: Dec 4, 11, 18 and Jan 8, 29th @ Maria Carrillo HS

Jan 15 and 22 Player Development will be at Chop's Teen Club- Time TBD

Lil Sportsters/8U will be at Binkley on Jan 15 and 22. The other dates will be at MCHS.

9-10 am- Lil Sportsters

10:15-11:15- 8U game-check schedule

11:30-12:30-8U game- check schedule

12:45-2:15- Player Development 10U

2:15-3:45- Player Development 12U/Teens

EVERYONE PLAYS. Everyone who registers becomes a team member - no tryouts, no cutting - with equal practice time and playing at least half every game.

SAFETY FIRST. Sports are modified appropriately to age level so kids enjoy play more. Equipment is well maintained and kids are constantly supervised.

FAIR PLAY. Our coaches and players show respect for everyone involved. Coaches and parents guide youth by modeling good sportsmanship.

POSITIVE COMPETITION. We believe that competition is a positive process where victory is kept in the right perspective. Learning to compete and cooperate in a competitive world is an essential lesson in life.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT. Parents are encouraged to be appropriately involved with their child's participation, helping coaches and attending practices and games to support their child.

SPORT FOR ALL. We appreciate diversity and welcome children of all abilities, race, gender, and religions to participate.

SPORT FOR FUN. YMCA youth sports are for kids and we let them have fun.

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At Y Camp we strive to give campers the safest most enjoyable summer experience possible. We encourage fun and self-discovery while teaching and reinforcing important values. Each camp we offer fosters an atmosphere that reflects our four character values: CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY.

PARENTS TRUST US OUR CAMP EXPERIENCE With more than 100 years of camping experience, YMCA camps are a safe and nurturing place where children build self esteem, leadership skills, and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the world around them.

OUR ACCREDITATION Accredited by the American Camp Association, our YMCA sports, science, summer kids club, owl’s nest, and summer adventure day camps meet the highest standards in nearly 300 areas, including health, safety, personnel, transportation, and facilities.

OUR COMMITMENT Your child will find the confidence for creative self-expression through songs, art, physical activities, new friendships, and new adventures. We offer more than just nonstop fun. Your child will learn how to apply time, talent, and energy toward a caring, honest, respectful, and responsible life. OUR LEADERS We are caring, competent, and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid, and more, making your child’s experience both safe and fun.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT The Sonoma County Family YMCA seeks to enhance the lives of all people through programs designed to develop spirit, mind, and body. We are dedicated to the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

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