School Age Arts & Humanities & Leadership

Creative Chefs

A program designed for children ages. This program will give participants some basic cooking/baking knowledge and experience. Creative Chefs will teach children that cooking can be creative, full of discovery, and a whole lot of fun. For youth Kindergarten - 5th Grade.


The ENGAGE program is a youth council that resulted from the 2011 merger between the ECLIPSe Youth Grantmaking Council and the Mayor’s Teen Advisory Council. It’s purpose is to promote service-learning, youth philanthropy, and civic engagement. ENGAGE is for those individuals who possess a strong passion and commitment to their community and serving others. Students must apply and interview for ENGAGE. Applications are available beginning August 1st.

Y Guides / Ages 5-12

The Y-Guides is a great organization focused on the “dad and kids” relationship.  We recognize that every family, both the kids and the parents, have a lot on their plate, so we try to minimize the time commitment while maximizing opportunities for dads to spend quality time with their kids doing fun stuff.  The program runs in conjunction with the school year, and consists of activities that include three campouts, ice skating, a pool party, the pinewood derby, and a trip to a Mud Hens game.  All of these events are voluntary, but once you experience them, we think you will agree, they are all worth marking your calendar for. Contact the YMCA for more information, or email Kallie Allen at