The Metro YMCA impacts the Community in every stage of life. Part of the mission of YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities and to make a healthy lifestyle available to all regardless of physical or financial ability.
Here are several programs & classes that YMCA offers to benefit infants, children & teens: Home School Physical Education Program, Kids Fitness Gym, Swim Lessons, YMCA Sports, YMCA Healthy Kids Day, Spanish lessons, Developmental Assets, Mentoring, Katrina Kids, Freedom Schools, YMCA book clubs, Spanish Clubs, Arts & Crafts, "Lights, Camera, Action!", Character Development, Good News Club, Urban League Partnership, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, I.S. Sanders Prime Time Program, Dollars & Sense Program, Girl & Boy Scout Troops, Tobacco Use Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention, Life Skills, Abstinence Education, Homework Assistance, Summer Bridge Program, Mississippi Pre-K Benchmarking, "Ready, Set, Read", Dental Clinic, School Physicals, Mississippi Children's Home, First Tee, Transition Classes and Red Cross Babysitting.
Here are a few programs, classes and assistance YMCA offers to Adults: Substance Abuse Prevention, Health Fairs, Parental Involvement, Parenting Skills, GED/Adult Basic Education, Computer Classes, Computer Lab, Simms House, Matt's House, Pregnancy Prevention and STD Education and Physability Program. Seniors: Health Fairs, Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon, Superlatives Seniors, Silver Sneakers, AOA Water Classes, Physabililty Program and Computer Classes.