Youth Development

    Youth Development Programs

    Nurturing the potential of every child and teen in Hannibal, MO

    We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around our community are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

    Call today to learn more about our youth development programs in Hannibal, MO!

    Child Care

    With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That's why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

    Swim, Sports, and Play

    The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

    Camp

    Overnight or day camps at the Y share one thing-they're about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it's fun too!

    Social Responsibility

    Social Responsibility

    Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

    We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That's why we are committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.

    Community Services

    At the Y, building a strong community begins at home. As an interconnected community network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger.

    Social Services

    To bring about meaningful change, people need ongoing encouragement and tools. We're here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues, including child welfare, education and public health. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best.

    Volunteering and Giving

    The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.

    Advocacy

    We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships in neighborhoods across the Hannibal area mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues, including child welfare, education and public health.

    Healthy Living

    Healthy Living

    Improving the nation's health and well-being

    Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It's about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it's not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.

    Family Time

    Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where you can find respite from social, economic, and educational challenges and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with your community.

    Health, Well-Being, and Fitness

    Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body, and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y includes more than just working out. In addition to our physical fitness classes and facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual, and spiritual strength.

    Sports and Recreation

    We believe sports, fun, and exploring new interests aren't just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there's the added benefit of being connected to others. That's why you'll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there's no such thing as being too old to get in the game.