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Youth Programs (See Aquatics Programs section for Youth Aquatics Opportunities)

Friday Youth Membership Days (13 – 24 years)
Youth ages 13-24 years of age have FREE access to our facility and all its amenities every Friday. They can play basketball in the gymnasium, work out in the fitness area, or go for a swim, free of charge. Youth are required to show a Photo ID the first time they come for this purpose.

Guitar (9 + years)
Be creative and learn to play guitar!  We have programs for the beginner and intermediate of all ages.  All the basics including: technique for strumming patterns, finger picking patterns, major and minor chords, chord charts and tablature reading.  Learn the chords and changes as instructed by a professional musician. Participants are required to bring their own guitar.


London Lightning Basketball League (8-16 years)
Participants will join the St. Thomas YMCA’s London Lightning Basketball Team, practice with them, and compete in tournaments against other YMCA branches. The fee for this program includes a jersey. Inquire for details.

YExperienceU (13-16 years)
YExperienceU helps build strong, confident and employable young adults, through unique and empowering experiences. In an 8-month term, 2.5 hours per week, youth learn hands-on skills tailored to their interests (exploring technology, the outdoors and food skills), gain experiences that help them get job ready, and create confident plans for tomorrow. Best of all, the program leads to a culminating special event at the end of the term, where participants showcase their skills in the real-world. This is a fee based program. Please inquire for more information.

Matched Education Savings Program (12-17 years of age)
Financial literacy is a key component of the NEW YMCA Matched Education SavingsProgram. Running in partnership with the United Way of London & Middlesex and Bank of Montreal, the program aims to improve participants’ financial planning skills, optimism about the future, control over their finances and ultimately attend post-secondary education.
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Get Involved
Learn more about how youth can get involved and get engaged!

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