Community Development programs provide academic-focused after-school care for children, and intensive homework help, and mentoring for teens. Our staff assist students with homework, lead enrichment activities, social skills development, and facilitate a variety of recreational activities. Unique YFS programs: Common Ground: collaborative arts-based peer-peer learning initiatives for middle school students. Community Connections: leadership, education, community […]

Horizons: Outdoor Adventure

NOW ENROLLING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP In this therapeutic adventure program, an experiential education model is used to develop trust, promote teamwork, and build self-confidence. These themes are woven into activities such as: Ropes courses Hiking & Exploring Local and National Parks Rock climbing & Rappelling Zip Lining Caving Group Games […]

Youth & Community Programs

Our programs provide young people with unique exposure to opportunity and challenge as part of their development. We know that the future of our community relies on them and we want each of our participants to be prepared for a successful and fulfilling life. Y staff are experts in mentoring, outdoor […]

Linkages to Learning

YMCA Youth & Family Services is proud to be a private agency provider of the Linkages to Learning program in the greater Silver Spring area. Linkages to Learning (LTL) is a unique collaboration between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and private sector health […]