We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our youth and teen programs focus on the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement — all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Learn more about these programs by clicking on a program title below.

  • 7th Grade Membership
    The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA offers the 7th Grade Initiative Program, a free membership for incoming 7th Graders who reside in Clark, Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
  • Youth & Family Specialty Programs
    The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA provides a "night out" for kids and middle schoolers including family-friendly activities and fun.
  • Health & Safety Training
    Training programs include babysitting and child care, first aid, lifeguarding and more.
  • Special Needs Programming
    We are dedicated to providing services and programs to meet community needs. The Y strives to support all individuals and families affected by mental and physical challenges.