Youth Development | Annual Report 2019

YMCA girls laughing in surprise as Jenga tower falls

Nurturing the potential of every child & teen


Youth Development Program Highlights

Safe in the water


Nearly 11,000 children learned critical water safety skills through the over 17,000 swim lessons taught. Additionally, YMCAs provided water safety programs including All Kids Swim, the YMCA of Portsmouth's Learn to Swim program and other community outreach initiatives.

Before & After School Programs


In 2019, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads served over 5,000 children in before and after-school programs, providing a safe, healthy space to explore interests, enjoy being active and get help with homework. 

Day Camp


Day camp helps all youth feel like they belong, try new things, make new friends and have the BEST. SUMMER. EVER! Last summer, nearly 4,200 kids had fun exploring and learning in nearly 16,000 weeks of summer day camp at YMCAs and regional outdoor camps.

Overnight Camp


Few environments are as special as YMCA Camp Silver Beach, which just celebrated 20 years! More than 2,200 kids became a community as they learned both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engaged in physical, social and educational activities.

Good Golfers, Better People


In the past 21 years, the First Tee of Hampton Roads has impacted over 250,000 children with life lessons and golf skills through camps, lessons, school visits and programs, and even family golf time. They have produced national champions, scholars and most importantly better people! 

Youth Sports


Nearly 6,200 youth developed and improved skills and character values through youth sports programs like basketball, soccer, hockey, cheerleading and t-ball.