Youth Development

Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our child care, afterschool and Child Watch programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework.  Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.



With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y afterschool programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents.  The Milan Family YMCA offers a unique Kids Out after school program from students attending Milan and McKenzie elementary and middle schools.

Child Watch

The Milan Family YMCA offers free drop-in child care while mom or dad make use of the Y.  Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests.

Day Camp

Day camp can offer almost all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships while returning home each afternoon.   The Milan Family YMCA offers day camp for children and teens ages 5 to 13.



Youth Sports

T-Ball, soccer, flag football, and basketball our offered throughout the year at the Milan Family Y. Get in the game! Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love youth sports at the Y.

Year-Round Activities

Tae Kwon Do classes are offered year-round and focus on skill development and personal growth.