YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN SPORTS (YES)
Encouraging regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is key to promoting lifelong health. The Youth Engagement in Sports (YES) Initiative offered through the YMCA is an opportunity for middle school youth to be more active, track their activity level and participate in a variety of activities to make exercise more fun!
All participants will receive safe and healthy after-school activity options, healthy snacks, a fitness tracker, and a youth membership to the YMCA. Some participants will be randomly selected to participate in a structured fitness and nutrition program held two evenings per week and one Saturday per month led by YMCA.
- YMCA Youth membership for all participants
- $25 upgrade option to add your household to your YMCA membership
- Garmin Fitbit Tracker
- Nutritional snacks and meals on program days
- Access to take-home fruits and vegetables
- Access to a state-of-the-art Teen Tech Center, sponsored by Best Buy
- Access to transportation (coming soon)
- Access to TARC passes
PARTICIPANTS RANDOMLY SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STRUCTURED PROGRAM WILL ALSO RECEIVE
- Structured Physical Literacy program
- Structured Nutritional Literacy program
The YES initiative is part of an Indiana University research study of youth fitness and nutrition. The program is made possible through a federal grant funded by the US Office of Women's Health & Office of Minority Health. YMCA youth memberships funded by this grant require enrollment and on-going participation in the study. Data will be collected on all participants, including activity and nutrition. The program is open to 5th through 7th graders living in the west Louisville neighborhoods of Russell, California, Portland, Park Hill, Parkland and Park DuValle.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
If you are or know an interested youth, please contact Lance Jackson, YES Program Director, at 502.813.8072 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMED CONSENT VIDEO
CHILD ASSENT VIDEO
If you are already enrolled in the program, you can access program specific information here.