Library Opening at Renaissance Pointe
The “Little Free Library” will be opening on November 7 @ 4pm.
The little library provides an opportunity for the community to borrow a book and give a book. The library was painted by our after school kids and the Rotary Club is sponsoring the installation. Be sure to stop by and check it out!
School Age Childcare:
Before & After School Childcare 2013-2014
The Renaissance Pointe Family YMCA provides a quality child care program for working parents. Students can enjoy their mornings and/or afternoons with friends while we provide snacks, homework assistance and structured activities. Contact Rebekah Rinehart, Youth Enrichment Director, at (260) 447-4567 for more information.
CANI is accepted and financial assistance is available. Inquire in branch.
TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:
Students of Success
Team S.O.S. (Students of Success) is a college prep program offered at no charge through the Renaissance Pointe Family YMCA. We aim to encourage students to act on their beliefs through the foundation of a college education. Our program provides student and parent workshops, college visits, volunteer and internship opportunities as well as job shadowing opportunities. Participation is open to all students in 7th-12th grade, and includes a complimentary YMCA membership. Click here to download a Students of Success Application.
What is Arts Academy?
The Arts Academy is a community partnership artistic program designed by Unity Performing Arts Foundation to provide professional artistic training for inner city and suburban youth.
The Arts Academy was launched in March 2011 in collaboration with Renaissance Pointe YMCA and Unity Performing Arts Foundation. UNITY is honored to be involved with the YMCA because this will expose more inner-city youth in our community to professional artistic training and character-building coaching.
The YMCA provides youth a Christian environment where physical education exposes them to healthy living and wellness as a primary focus. The YMCA also provides other activities and programs that help young people develop their talents, intellect, and social skills. The former Old Fort YMCA and the Southeast YMCA provided artistic programming for youth that exposed them to music, dance, fine art, and singing.
The new Renaissance Pointe YMCA project plans to offer inter-city youth heightened artistic opportunities by creating a partnership with Unity Performing Arts Foundation, a multi-faceted performing arts organization that provides youth a professional artistic experience in the areas of choral music, dance, drama, creative writing, oratory and instrumental music.
The Renaissance Pointe YMCA provides funding for 30 young members to participate in the Arts Academy, UNITY’S signature Voices of Unity choral program and our creative writing program, Expression. These students are exposed to empowering opportunities that help improve their confidence, character, and leadership skills. They will also receive overall development in the areas of artistic expression that will nurture and cultivate their creativity.
Professionally trained artists that span a variety of disciplines including professional dancers, musicians, professors, and teachers conduct Arts Academy classes.
Child Watch Room
Maintenance / Housekeeping Director
The YMCA is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Download the current financial aid application or visit your local branch for more information.