So much of what we learn has to do with the opportunities we’re given. At the Y, we want young people to explore their possibilities and think big. Whether teens come to the Y looking to explore their interests, or for support in navigating challenges, the Y is committed to nurturing young people and roots for their success.


College Planning Series

There is a lot to consider when choosing a college. Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry. We are here to help! This fall, Bristol Community College and Bridgewater State University are partnering with the YMCA’s Educational Partnership Task Force to host a series of free events throughout the Attleboro area to cover all aspects of the college process. Everything from what to do at a college fair or an open house, how to consider your financial aid options, and all the way through how to be successful after you have enrolled. Events will start this September.

College Planning Series calendar of dates and topics

For more information about the program, go to bristolcc.edu/locations/attleboro/collegeplanningseries or contact your School Guidance Counselor.


Youth & Teen Strength Conditioning

Ages: 12-18

This program teaches middle school and high school students the importance of a well-balanced strength training program, including proper warm up, strength training, conditioning, and flexibility. Participants will receive a personalized program to follow based on their abilities and goals. Our trainers will provide guidance and assistance to ensure that participants are working out in a safe and efficient manner. This program is designed for any youth or teen, whether you’re new to lifting, an athlete, or someone just looking to improve your overall fitness. Program meets twice a week.

For more information, contact Ryan Ohnemus at rohnemus@attleboroymca.org.

MON & WED 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Downtown Branch
Free to Y Members

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Jaguars Youth Track & Field Program

Ages: 6-18

Under the direction of the Jaguars coaching staff, youth athletes participate in running, shot put, Javelin, long jump, and Cross Country. The program offers both parent and child fitness activities, including weekly fitness runs and walks. No mandatory practices or events. Come when you can!

For more information, contact Head Coach Aaron Filipe at afilipe@attleboroymca.org.

Fall / Winter Season: October-April at the Downtown Branch, TUE 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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Teen Girls Kickboxing

Ages: 12-18

Held in our Kickboxing Studio, this energetic class combines the punches of boxing with the kicks of karate. Kickboxing has numerous benefits for both you physical and mental health. This class is especially reserved for girls, ages 12-18

WED 5:00-5:55 p.m.
Downtown Branch

Free to Y Members. Drop-in class.


Drop-In Volleyball

Ages: 11-18

Pass, set, hit. In this drop-in program, players will improve their volleyball skills by building from the fundamentals. This class is for beginners and advanced players alike!

Fall 2018 Volleyball begins after Thanksgiving

MON 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Middle School
MON 7:00-8:30 p.m. – High School
WED 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Middle School

Pleasant Street Branch

$5 for both Members and Non-Members


Leaders Club

Be someone! Come check out the Attleboro Y’s Leaders Club at the Downtown Branch! Designed for teens in grades 9-12, Leaders is a nationwide YMCA program that teaches leadership skills through community service, volunteerism, and personal growth. Are you ready to make a difference? Then join the Leaders Club!

Junior Leaders
For Middle School Students
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Leaders
For High School Students
Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Meetings are held at the Downtown Branch

In Leaders, you can …

  • Meet other teens and make friends from the community.
  • Be a leader in the Y and your community.
  • Plan events and field trips.
  • Participate in regional leadership retreats with hundreds of teens from other Ys.
  • Earn volunteer service hours.

There is no fee for Members to participate. 

For more information, please contact Meg Sullivan at msullivan@attleboroymca.org.


Babysitting Basics

Ages 11 & up

Our 4-hour babysitting class prepares students to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and basic first aid information. Topics include developmental stages of children, injury prevention, basic first aid, care of a choking infant/child, emergencies, safety of a sitter and babysitting as a job.

Upcoming Classes:
SAT, OCT 13   1:00-5:00 p.m.
SAT, DEC 1     1:00-5:00 p.m.

Downtown Branch

Y Member: $95 per class
Non-Member: $135 per class

> Online registration


Karate – Teen Combination & Junior Black Belt Class

The Y’s “Eclectic Karate” program combines the strengths of various disciplines to emphasize self-defense, control, positive attitude and spirit. Year-round program.

Schedule: TUE & FRI 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
Fee: Y Member: $88/month, Non-member: $104/month
Registration: Registration on-going. Register at the Pleasant Street Branch.


Swim Volunteer Instructor Program

Ages: 13 & up

If you love the water and working with kids, consider becoming a volunteer swim instructor. Learn how to teach swimming skills to all ages and abilities and assist with our group lessons. Great experience for teens who want to work as a swim instructor or lifeguard in the future.

Contact Susan Mastandrea at 508-409-0765 or smastandrea@attleboroymca.org.


Lifeguard Certification Course

lifeguards2Ages: 16 and older

Earn your lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications in this 30-hour course of classroom work and in-the-water training.

To obtain certifications, participants must attend 100 percent of the classes, complete prerequisites (including a swim test and online trainings), and pass water and written tests. Participants must complete 10-12 hours of online trainings prior to the start of the class.

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CPR & First Aid Certification

Become a professional rescuer! The YMCA hosts regular First Aid and CPR certification programs. Contact Susan Mastandrea at (508) 409-0765 or smastandrea@attleboroymca.org for more information.

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Powerlifting Team

Ages 13 & Older

Powerlifting is the sport of competitive lifting in the back squat, bench press and deadlift. Participants follow commands from judges in competition and must meet specifications for a “good lift”. This program will teach participants how to properly execute these lifts to the USA Powerlifting standards, coached by a USA Powerlifting Club level coach. This program is intended for those who are just interested in becoming stronger along with those who are interested in competing in a USA Powerlifting meet.

Team will meet twice a week. Competition registration is optional and requires additional meet fees. For more information, contact Ryan Ohnemus at rohnemus@attleboroymca.org. The Powerlifting Team sessions begin September 4th, but we accept registrations throughout the year.

TUE 3:00-4:30 p.m.
TUE 6:00-7:00 p.m.
SAT 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Downtown Branch

Y Member: $10 per month / Non-Member: $25 per month

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