“I’m usually the quiet one that doesn’t like talking that much.” said Juan, 9th grade, Youth & Government Berkeley Delegate. But if you saw Juan at a Y&G conference, you would see a different side of him, a confident young man engaging with his peers over politics.

STEM comes alive at the YMCA before and afterschool programs. STEM is a term used to refer to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant from the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation, the Y has new STEM kits to enhance curriculum, bringing more hands on and minds on activities into the classroom.

“If you told me 10 years ago that after I retire I would be in the gym twice a week doing an exercise class, I wouldn’t have believed you” joked Barbara.

“It’s cold outside but it’s warm inside, and I think I’m getting sick,” Yesenia shared. Yesenia is a Y-Scholars alumna and current freshman at Wesleyan. It’s a big move to go 3,000 miles away to Middletown, Connecticut for college and it’s a very different environment from the Bay Area where she grew up.

Bob was a caring and loving son, brother, father, grandfather and husband. He was beloved by his family and the many communities he was a part of.

Teamwork makes the dream work, and on September 30th Ernst & Young employees teamed up with YMCA Child Care staff to turn teacher development day into a fun filled carnival day for the kids at Golden View and Alamo YMCA Child Care.

Learn about Philip Freedman's experience with Diabetes and how the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helped him.

Students about to enter high school this upcoming school year should know; Y-Scholars is committed to helping build small successes into big accomplishments.

“We are taking college tours to the next level. Y-Scholars are going to actual college classes during their visits” said Jose Herrera Cruz, Associate Academic Manager at the YMCA-PG&E Teen Center.

There are 3 new exercise studios at the Irvin Deutscher Family YMCA - Pleasant Hill.  Check out our cycle studio, mind / body studo and our crossfit studio.