Senior Internet Safety
The internet can be a helpful tool in everyday life, helping us to stay inormated and in touch with others, but is also opens a door to potential safety risks online. These classes will help you to safeguard your information and navigate the internet safely. We will touch on subjects such as: How to shop safely, How to identify “bad articles”, How to use and navigate email software, How to keep in touch with family and use Facebook appropriately, and How to use and download apps such as Pinterest.
Community Financial Literacy
The Ascension St Vincent YMCA in partnership with Old National Bank will host twice monthly classes to help improve financial health and literacy by focusing on a different goal/topic each month. These classes are FREE and open to the public simply register at the YMCA.
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 Leadership & Sports Programs
The YMCA’s Youth Leadership & Sports Programs focus on different aspects of character development (i.e. developing leadership skills, conflict resolution techniques, and becoming a better citizen). Our sports programs give youth the opportunity to participate in FREE leagues that help develop their athletic and social skills, while our leadership programs prepare youth for different “real-world” situations that they will face. Our goal is that youth involved in our programs become the future leaders in their schools and in the community.
If you have questions about our Youth Leadership & Sports Programs, please call 812.492.6716.