The Westport Weston Family YMCA is a community service agency dedicated to addressing community needs through quality programs and special events. We provide volunteer opportunities that enrich families and develop youth, build self-esteem and encourage leadership. Our Y provides space and resources to many community groups and hosts a number of community-wide events that are open to all, including Family Fall Festival, Touch-A-Truck and the Indoor Triathlon. For the past 40 years, we have proudly hosted weekly swim, gym and activities for individuals with special needs served by Our Vision.
We aim to have a facility that offers a variety of programs that promote the well-being of our community and beyond. Swim lessons and water safety programs, competitive swimming, school-age child care, adaptive sports, group & community wellness, summer camps, gymnastics, adult sports & rec, community events, are just some of the offerings available.
The Westport Weston Family YMCA greatly values the safety of our members and our children and the trust that their caregivers have in us. Our staff and volunteers work hard to create an environment where our members feel welcome and safe and where our youth members can thrive and safely participate in learning, growing and playing. Below are some of the many measures we follow to create a culture of safety and prevention:
- All staff are given background checks prior to working at the YMCA.
- We follow the rule of 3 to ensure no adult is ever alone with one child.
- Every staff member within the YMCA is trained to prevent abuse as well as to recognize, respond and report abuse. Every staff member in the YMCA is a mandated reporter.
- Our staff are not allowed to babysit or transport children they meet at the YMCA, outside of YMCA or its programs.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
Wether you here as a member, visitor, employee or volunteer, the Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.