The Marietta Family YMCA's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. It aims to fulfill this mission by focusing on the following areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.
Youth Development aims to nurture the potential of every youth and teen. Programs that are offered by the Marietta Family YMCA to achieve this include: Guided Discovery Learning Center, Child Watch, Kids Company, and youth sports programs such as Youth Volleyball, Youth Dodgeball, Kiddie Kickers, Basketball, and Pee Wee Basketball. The Guided Discovery Learning Center is new to the Marietta Family YMCA this year and allows children enrolled in all day child care also are able to attend the preschool program. Full-time, part-time, and daily rates are available for this program.
Healthy Living aims to improve the nation's health and well-being. In order to accomplish this the Marietta Family YMCA offers the following programs: swimming lessons, swim teams, personal training, FitStart program, a Silver Sneakers program, a fitness and weight training center for members, and youth programs including teen dances and a triathlon. There are summer camp programs available as well. The Marietta Family YMCA also has sports programs for adults that consist of a dodgeball tournament, basketball league, and a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament.
The Marietta Family YMCA also fulfills its Social Responsibility by giving back and providing support to its neighbors. The Marietta Family YMCA holds special events like the Chili Cook Off in the fall, an Easter Egg Hunt in the spring, and membership luncheons and potlucks throughout the year. It also has a Healthy Kids Day full of free family fun that is open to the entire community on Saturday, April 27, and Senior Month during May which will include guest speakers, free health screenings, and morning brunches. Furthermore, in order to follow its mission statement the Marietta Family YMCA now offers a Bible Study program on Friday mornings.
For more information on the Marietta Family YMCA at 300 Seventh St.: Call (740) 373-2250, visit www.mariettaymca.com, or like them on Facebook.