Education & Leadership

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring, youth government and college preparation, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.

Greater Portland
70 Forest Ave
Portland ME 04101
207-874-1111

Education & Leadership

Our Spring Session runs from April 27 - June 14 and our Summer Session runs from June 22 - August 9.
 
 
 
OPEN STUDIO
Registration Category: Arts & Humanities - Youth
     Date:  Spring & Summer
     Day:  Tues & Sat (Sat ends after Spring session)
     Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
     Ages:  2 - 10 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
A great class for the budding Picasso or Monet! Young artists will have fun discovering art techniques and materials with peers and instructors in both guided and free-form activities. The studio is open for two hours so students can come at a convenient time and stay for as long as they need to complete projects in between swim and other classes!
 
 
 
Y KID'S THEATER
Registration Category: Arts & Humanities - Youth
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Thurs
     Time:  4:00pm - 4:45pm (4-6 years)
            4:45pm – 5:30pm (7-10 years)
     Ages:  4 - 6 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual      
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
Introducing theater to kids, Y Kid’s Theater will give kids a chance to express their creativity! Students will begin to learn the art of theatrical expression. Working with a YMCA stage coach, kids will hone their skills and work towards performances of their own.