If you are a parent and want to get your kids out of the house, and around other kids this summer, the YMCA is going to be one of your best bets. We've done this with my kid and it was incredibly helpful. It not only helped us with our work schedules, but it also my kid with social skills.

One thing the pandemic robber our kids of was social growth. Human beings are social creatures and this is especially important at a young age. When you're a kid is when you develop the social skills for the rest of your life. My kid loved going to the YMCA. She got to play games, she got to go swimming. It was exactly what you want your kid doing over the summer. Having fun.

CLICK HERE to head on over to the YMCA website to see all the programs they offer and to get all the details about how they are handling COVID-19 protocols. Here is what they have on the front page:

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose, and each other. Everything the YMCA does is in service of building a better community. We nurture children and teens, improve community health and well-being, and support those in need.

Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

In El Paso, the YMCA has been part of the community for over 135 years providing programs that support wellness, character and leadership development, education, family services, and other community-centric activities.

And it's not just for kids. They have adult programs as well. You can check out a complete schedule of their classes and programs by CLICKING HERE.

 

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