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.

Clover Gaming

This program, in partnership with 4-H, teaches element of game design, categories of gaming, mechanics and logic, creativity and artistry, entrepreneurship of gaming, and careers in the gaming industry through board and video games. Program is 4-week session and includes 1-yr 4-H membership. Final showcase is November 16th 10AM-12PM.

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St. Vincent YMCA Oct 22 – Nov 12 Tu 6th-12th 6:00 – 8:00 PM $35 (YM) / $45 (NM)

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 Oct 12 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Oct 12 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Nov 9 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Nov 9 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $15 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Little Doodlers Dec 14 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $10 per child
St. Vincent YMCA Doodlers Dec 14 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 chil 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 Sept 16 – Dec 11 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 Sept 16 – Dec 11 M/W 4:00 – 5:30PM FREE

How It Works Workshops

How It Works are monthly workshops focused on using Science, Tecnology, 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.

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St. Vincent YMCA 3D Pens Sept 28 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA 3D Pens Sept 28 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Solar Robots Oct 26 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Solar Robots Oct 26 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Robot Hand Nov 23 K-2nd 8:00 – 9:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (NM)
St. Vincent YMCA Robot Hand Nov 23 3rd-5th 9:00 – 10:00 AM $12 (YM) / $17 (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 Oct 21 – Nov 25 Tu 3rd – 5th 5:30 – 6:30PM $35 (YM) / $50 (NM)

Rockets to the Rescue

This program, in partnership with 4-H, explores the field of aerospace engineering. Youth will learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue.

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St. Vincent YMCA Sa, Oct 12 7-13 9:00 – 10:30am FREE
St. Vincent YMCA Sa, Nov 2 7-13 9:00 – 10:30am FREE

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 Sa, Oct 12 7-13 9:00 – 10:30am FREE
St. Vincent YMCA Sa, Nov 2 7-13 9:00 – 10:30am FREE