"Doing" Mental Health with Your Youth or Teen
Parents, caregivers, loved ones – check out the programs and resources below that help you improve the mental health of your youth or teen!
How the Y is Supporting the Mental Health of our Youth and Teens
If you’re looking for a program where your youth or teen will grow, discuss, and participate in activities to improve their mental health, check out these programs!
This group is for female-identifying participants to help boost their mental, social, emotional, and physical health.
In order to best support the growing minds of those attending Y child care sites, our staff are trained to support the mental, emotional and physical needs of children while also viewing behavior from a trauma-informed lens.
Before & After School Care
Our before and after school care programs incorporate social-emotional learning activities into their weekly schedules. These research-based, social-emotional learning activities focus on teaching skills like community-building, empathy and kindness, growth mindset, and emotion management.
Y Day Camp
Starting summer 2022, our Y day camp will incorporate social-emotional learning activities similar to those in the before and after school care program.
Our 4K classrooms all utilize the Pyramid Model of social-emotional learning. This model is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development.
Our team members participating in our gymnastics program undergo a learning session with our Mental Health Manager or Mental Health Educator on how to support their mental health while in a competitive environment. The team discusses the importance of taking care of our physical bodies and minds.