Our motto is simple… Every kid deserves a Y.
The Y Kids Inc. program is an inclusion program through the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. Children of all ages and abilities are able to participate in any YMCA program based on their interests and parents desires. Trained, compassionate and enthusiastic staff help our Y kids blossom in to the confident, unique individuals they are meant to be.
Y Kids Inc Support: Support staff may be arranged through the YMCA free of charge to *qualifying individuals with a current YMCA membership. Support staff may also be arranged for an hourly fee to individuals seeking additional hours of assistance as well as for individuals not qualifying for free support based on grant guidelines. If the family chooses to provide their own support in programs, the YMCA will add that support person to the child’s membership to allow them to accompany the child to the YMCA at any time.
*Note: Support may be provided free of charge to individuals with a developmental disability with qualifying documentation, who reside in Onondaga County and live at home with their families. These qualifications are specific to grant guidelines. Support hours are limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.
Support Services for Camp
Support Staff are available through our Y-Kids Inc. funding at YMCA Day Camp Iroquois, North Area Family Y Camps and East Area Family Y Camps.
Please contact your Inclusion Department for qualifying information and support availability.
CAMP IROQUOIS & EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA Camps
Morgan Ruggeri, Inclusion Director
NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA Camps
JoAnn Wixson, Inclusion Coordinator
Darius enjoys all aspects of camp along with his brothers. Each year he sets out and achieves a new goal whether it is to try the climbing wall, get on a horse or make it up and down the famous Sachem steps!
Way to go Darius!
Y Kids Inc. is made possible through financial support from ACCESSCNY, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the YMCA of Greater Syracuse's Y-Partners Campaign. We thank everyone for their confidence and support in our quest to meet our mission.