Sports & Play

Bridging The Gap In The Community

Two children with a ballPolice Department vs Fire Department Basketball Game

Friday, May 10: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Bridgeport Police Department will take on the Bridgeport Fire Department in a friendly basketball game. Each team will be paired with youth who currently participate in programming at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA.

Kick Off Summer on Healthy Kids Day!

Awaken Summer Imagination

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!

Skills and Drills

Ages: 5-18

Skills and Drills is an 8-week coed basketball program in which participants can develop and/or enhance agility and basketball skills that focus on fundamentals and conditioning. The Basketball Skills Academy at the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA will help improve basketball skills no matter what current level or skill. The program will also help build confidence and character as a student-athlete.

When:  Monday-Thursday, and Saturday (Ages 12-18 meet M, W, S Ages 5-11 meet T, Th, S)

Time:   6:00-7:30pm (10:00am-2:00pm Sat)


Arts & Humanities

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

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 Lessons

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.

Birthday Parties

Ages: Parties for ages 2 and older

Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide you with an hour of a specialty activity and an hour in our party room. A host can be provided for an extra fee to help make your party run smoothly. Parties offered on Saturday and Sundays. Please contact the Y for more details.