YouthConnect at YWCA

YouthConnect at YWCA

Free Summer Activities for Youth Ages 11-15
Monday-Thursday, 6:00-9:00 PM
, July 5 -August 26

Join YWCA Central Massachusetts and YouthConnect Worcester for fun summer evenings! Activities include swimming, basketball, fitness classes, gym activities, gender-specific programming and more. Transportation and dinner provided!

YouthConnect provides neighborhood-based recreational, educational, and cultural activities to isolated and underserved youth ages 11-15 in Worcester. As an Executive Partner, the YWCA provides FREE, on-site recreational activities, including:

  • swimming
  • basketball
  • Game Changer: Sports and STEM for Girls
  • gym activities
  • fitness classes
  • access to fitness center
  • leadership program

Limited transportation is offered to and from community stops throughout Worcester. Dinner provided!

Featured Programming:

Girls Night at Camp:

Fridays from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
YWCA Central Massachusetts and Girls Inc. of Worcester are partnering to provide girls in Central MA an enriched camp experience. Outdoor activities, such as swimming, nature walks, cookouts, and campfires will be included along with leadership development curriculum at YWCA’s Camp-Wind- In-the-Pines located in Leicester and Girls Inc., Camp Kinneywood, located in Holden, MA.

Basketball Workshop:

Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
YWCA Central Massachusetts and the Worcester Majors are teaming up for a special Wednesday night basketball workshop! Learn the game straight from the professionals! The workshops will be run by the coaches and players and teach the basics of the game.

Virtual Program:

The Worcester Youth Center will offer STRIVE program using the VOICE Curriculum. The program will incorporate the themes: leadership skills, self-identity and social justice. There will be time to incorporate visual arts and poetry. This program will be delivered 100% virtually. Participants will have to attend activities as a cohort. Program will not be available for anyone who wants to join after the 2nd session. Pre and post survey (voluntary) and MADPH parental consent forms required. Cash stipend is available upon successful completion. Limited to 20 participants.

YouthConnect Year Round

Participants in the Summer YouthConnect Program may qualify for year-round access to YWCA programs. For more information, go to

For questions about  Youth Connect, please contact Caelin Olson at 508-767-2505 Ext. 3017or