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. September – Abstracts 3D, October – Marbled Canvas Painting, November – Clay Building, and December – Ornament Creation.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Sept 12 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Sept 12 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Oct 10 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Oct 10 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Nov 14 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Nov 14 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Dec 12 K-2nd 9:00 – 10:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Dec 12 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
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After School Tutoring

This is a new, FREE service that allows children ages 5-10 to get time to work on homework and focus on areas where they may be needing assistance. Our tutoring will be provided in small groups of only 3 kids, per 1 tutor. With these small group sizes, each student will get that personal attention they need to succeed. Registration is required, and this will guarantee your child’s spot for the entire semester. You can register for either time slot listed.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Sept – Dec TBD 3:30 – 4:15PM FREE
St. Vincent YMCA Sept – Dec TBD 4:30 – 5:15PM FREE
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Boat Building

In this class, students will build a small, life sized boat that will be tested and configured to operate as a functioning vessel. Working together, the class will combine Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to calculate the specifics of what will be necessary for the boat to hold one of the class mates. Students will use practical items, but will be encouraged to incorporate non-traditional supplies into creating the boat.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Oct 28 – Nov 18 W 5th-8th 5:30 – 6:30 PM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
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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 what they’ve created in the workshop!

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Building a Ferris Wheel Sept 19 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Building a Ferris Wheel Sept 19 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build Your Own Rocket Oct 17 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build Your Own Rocket Oct 17 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Invisible Ink Maps Nov 14 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Invisible Ink Maps Nov 14 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build a Water Filtration System Dec 19 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Build a Water Filtration System Dec 19 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
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Launch Pad

These 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.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Earthquakes Oct 13 7-13 8:00 – 10:00 AM $5
St. Vincent YMCA Propellers Dec 5 7-13 8:00 – 10:00 AM $5
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Manners Matter

“Manners and Etiquette for Children” teaches good behavior and so much more! It teaches kids how to be kind, how to show respect, and how to honor others and oneself. In a series of classes, children learn good communication 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. They will come away knowing how to be their best—and use their best manners—at birthday parties, funerals, and weddings. From “achoo!” to “thank you,” special topics include: good posture, handshakes, conversation skills, telephone manners, grooming, invitations and replies, giving and receiving presents. This class is taught by a certified etiquette consultant.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Sept 30 – Oct 28 10-14 Wed 4:30 – 5:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Sept 30 – Oct 28 15-18 Wed 5:30 – 6:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Nov 4 – Dec 9 10-14 Wed 4:30 – 5:30 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Nov 4 – Dec 9 15-18 Wed 5:30 – 6:15 PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
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Robotics

This will be a hands on experience for students to learn the fascinating world of coding and robotics. In this class, the kids 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 Sept 15 – Oct 20 Tu 3rd – 5th 5:30 – 6:30PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
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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.

Schedule Details
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St. Vincent YMCA Oct 1 – Nov 15 Th 3rd – 5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)
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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.

Schedule Details
LOCATION: SESSION: DAY:
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St. Vincent YMCA Sept 17 – Oct 22 Th 5th-8th 5:30 – 6:30pm $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)