The mission of the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA is to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community by offering high quality, diverse, responsive and innovative programs and services. Our programs aim to improve the quality of life and develop the economic self-sufficiency of low-income children and their parents. The four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are at the heart of the YMCA’s mission and are incorporated into all programs. Learn more about the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA and how to become a member.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am–9:00pm
Address & Phone:
790 Central Avenue
Building a better us includes keeping your kids safe – in an environment where they can feel comfortable to build upon their strengths.
The Y is just that place. Y programs and classes build confidence! Basketball, Tae Kwon Do and Drumming teach skills provide a space for personal development. Learn more about our programs in our Spring Brochure
Our Spring Session runs April 22 – June 9, 2019. Registration opens on Monday, April 1.
Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Let’s awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Join us!
Saturday, April 27 10am-1pm at the Y! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Our Healthy Kids Day event includes: Fit Camp; Tae Kwon Do; Basketball Skills & Drills; Sidewalk Chalk Art; Medical Professionals and Local Vendors; Healthy Snacks; Raffles; Games; and so much more!
Join the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA as we invite families to spend a fun filled evening of dancing and celebration at our Family Prom. There will be music, snacks and games played throughout the evening.
When: Saturday, March 30
Time: 5:00– 9:00 p.m.
Location: Ralphola Taylor community center YMCA
Contact: Larry Hamilton Jr, Operations Director E firstname.lastname@example.org
FEE: Families of 4 or less $40. $10 for any additional family members
The Y is a place where many can concentrate on their health and well-being. It’s a place where they feel they belong. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, learning, fun and shared interests. Learn more about our Winter 11 Programs in our Program Guide.
Session dates: February 25 – April 21, 2019 Register now!
Taylored for Success is a collaborative program that offers youth the opportunity to grow as a productive member of our community. This year long program gives members the chance to develop character, build professional habits and pursue dreams that were possibly thought unachievable! Workshops run throughout the year and members can register at any time.
The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA would like to invite you to our Leadership Workshop Series! This is a great opportunity to meet with educators and tutors along with local businesses, community leaders, and athletes that will promote the Y’s emphasis on education, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn from our guest speakers the importance of being responsible, accountable, and an advocate for your community.
WHO: Families and youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome.
HOW: Stop by or call in to register yourself or your child.
COST: The event is FREE to the public. Breakfast/lunch are usually served
WHEN: Dates and times vary, call to find out! P 203 576 7430
Join us and increase your reading and writing skills! Enjoy a good story? Come join the book club to read and discuss great literature!
Where: Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA
When: Scheduling based on your availability – give us a call. Below
Where: Harding High School Resource Center
When: Every Friday 3-5pm
Contacts: the Y 203 576 7439 or Camille Harris at 203 275 2797 Harding Resource Center
Ages: 4 – 12
Dancing is important to children of all ages, whether it is for exercise or just for fun and entertainment. Dancing can be a tool in which a child can express one’s self and plays a key role in their growth and development.
Arts & Crafts can be a fun way to encourage creativity in children and help them focus their minds on completing a set task. For older children Arts & Crafts is a way to gain a better understanding of artistic and design skills that could help in their futures.
Music has been a part of youth education for a long time. Music lessons aid in the enhancement of a child’s spatial reasoning and creative thought and is essential to their success in math and science.
The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.