Education & Leadership - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Education & Leadership

Academic Enrichment

Boy Scout Troop Program

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana hosts programs for both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of all ages.  For a fee of $7 per scout, boys can experience a variety of Aquatics, Sports, and Fitness programs offered to fulfill badges, rank achievements, belt loops, and pins.  Programs can also be customized to suit the interests of the group or just for fun.  Contact polley@ymcaswin.org for more information.

Girl Scout Journey Program

The YMCA has partnered with the Girl Scouts to offer programs that support the Girl Scout Journey Program.  For a fee of $7 per scout, we’ll help you Discover, Connect, and Take Action through various workshops and classes.  Contact polley@ymcaswin.org for more information.

Doodlers

Doodlers are weekend workshops offered on the second Saturday of each month. Workshops will be themed according to the season/holiday. Each workshop will include all materials and be fund  and educational. We will work in various mediums each month. October – Watercolor, November – Clay, and December – Gift Creation.

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St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Jan 11 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Jan 11 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Feb 8 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Feb 8 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Mar 14 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Mar 14 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Apr 11 K-2nd 9:00 – 10:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Apr 11 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers May 9 K-2nd 9:00 – 10:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers May 9 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child

Homework Help

This program teams students up with a Signature School student tutor. Homework Help is available FREE to students in 1st-8th grade who need help with school work. This program requires daily signups to ensure enough tutors. Parents may call the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA to register their child at least one day prior to tutoring. Contact enrichment@ymcaswin.org or 812.492.6730 for more info.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jan 13 – May 6 M/W 4:00 – 5:30PM FREE

Homework Help – Spanish

Like our traditional Homework Help program, your child will team up with a Signature School student to help with school work. This program helps students with Spanish homework or helps children who speak English as a second language with any subject. Sign-ups are required at least a week in advance for this program. Tutors will be fluent in Spanish, English is their first language.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jan 13 – May 9 M/W 4:00 – 5:30PM FREE

How It Works Workshops

How It Works are monthly workshops focused on using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to allow kids to see themselves as makers. These classes will be offered on the fourth Saturday each month. Each child will take home the project/robot that they worked on.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Rubber Band Racers Jan 25 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Rubber Band Racers Jan 25 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build Your Own Water Filtration System Feb 22 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build Your Own Water Filtration System Feb 22 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build a Ferris Wheel Apr 25 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build a Ferris Wheel Apr 25 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build Your Own Rocket May 23 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build Your Own Rocket May 23 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)

Launch Pad

These FREE and open to the public workshops teach kids about the world of STEM, by encouraging them to use engineering and creativity to build and use working devices.

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St. Vincent YMCA Race Cars Jan 18 7-13 9:00 – 11:00 AM FREE
St. Vincent YMCA Boats Mar 7 7-13 9:00 – 11:00 AM FREE
St. Vincent YMCA Catapult May 16 7-13 9:00 – 11:00 AM FREE

Manners Matter

This program teaches good behavior, how to be kind, how to show respect, and how to honor others and oneself. In a series of classes, children learn good communication skills through words and body language, how to make introductions, and how to be a good listener. Plus, they’ll learn good table manners, how to set the table, how to pass the salt and pepper, and how to eat certain foods. From “achoo!” to “thank you”, special topics include: good posture, handshakes, conversation skills, telephone manners, grooming, invitations and replies, and giving and receiving presents. This class is taught by a certified etiquette consultant.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jan 6 – Feb  6 Middle School Wed 4:30 – 5:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Jan 6 – Feb 6 High School Wed 5:30 – 6:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Feb 24 – Apr 5 Middle School Wed 4:30 – 5:30 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Feb 24 – Apr 5 High School Wed 5:30 – 6:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Apr 13 – May 24 Middle School Wed 4:30 – 5:30 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Apr 13 – May 24 High School Wed 5:30 – 6:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)

Robotics for Girls

This will be a hands on experience for girls to learn the fascinating world of coding and robotics. In this class, girls will build and modify VEX robots in small groups and use coding skills to program and control robots to compete against other robots. This class will run in a 6-week session.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jan 7 – Feb 11 Tu 3rd – 5th 5:30 – 6:30PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)

Robotics for Homeschool

This will be a hands on experience for homeschool students to learn the fascinating world of coding and robotics. In this class, students will build and modify VEX robots in small groups and use coding skills to program and control robots to compete against other robots. This class will run in a 6-week session.

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St. Vincent YMCA Mar 31 – May 5 Th 3rd – 5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)

Spanish Club

This program provides a great opportunity to practice and improve your child’s Spanish language skills in a quality learning environment. We will have fun activities that allow children to practice the Spanish language in context, learn about Spanish culture, and develop their creativity with other children learning to speak Spanish. Activities may include games, arts & crafts, food, music and movement and much more! Registration is required.

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St. Vincent YMCA Jan 13 – May 6 8-11 4:00 – 5:30pm FREE

Team STEM Challenge

These classes teach team building, leadership, and resourcefulness to solve problems. Kids come together and build projects that involve engineering, design, art, and math. Challenges will include roller coaster building, earthquake test, bridge building, egg drop, raft building, and cross the chasm test.

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St. Vincent YMCA Feb 13 – Mar 19 Th 10-14 5:30 – 6:30pm $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)