DIAMONDS is a program for females between the ages of 7 and 18 that promotes healthy choices/ healthy relationships, helps them establish career goals, and works to increase self-esteem. Since its inception in 1995, the program has received a number of awards the positive impact it has had on the lives of youth and families.
Staff of the program work to:
- Improve the relationships between the parents and children/encourage family values.
- Promote social responsibility by involving youth in community service projects.
- Inform participants about the dangers of abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs(ATOD).
For more information about the DIAMONDS program please call 812.492.6721
YMCA Community Action Program (Y-CAP)
The Y-CAP program helps develop young boys into responsible, respectful young men. The program challenges participants to improve their overall academic performance and attitudes towards education in an effort to decrease delinquent behaviors at school and in the community. Activities included promote healthy and successful lifestyles and ways to sustain community collaborations through volunteerism. Y-CAP also sssists families of participants in identifying community resources to help meet their needs.For more information about Y-CAP please call 812.492.6723.
Youth & Government
Youth & Government (9th-12th grade) is a state-wide program that teaches youth the legislative process, while promoting civic engagement. Through this program, students’ public speaking & debate skills are also enhanced. The program reaches its peak in Indianapolis at the State House with the meeting of the three day Model Legislature & Court. There, the teen delegates “take over”, using the historic halls, chambers, and offices of our State Capitol and Supreme Court.