The YMCA of Orange County has a long tradition of working with youth in under-served communities. The YMCA provides safe places and structured activities during non-school hours for more than 3,200 youth who otherwise would be home alone or unsupervised in their neighborhoods. The programs teach middle school and older youth how to make responsible choices while building self-esteem, teamwork skills, and healthy lifestyle values.
Youth Development programs are offered to improve academic performance, develop character and leadership, and foster civic responsibility in youth. We enhance the lives of youth, their families and provide enrichment to the community.
6 Pillars of Character:
RESPECT: Respect for all persons by treating them in courteous and polite manner, valued for their point of view.
CARING: Caring for others is demonstrated by being kind and considerate.
RESPONSIBILITY: Accepting responsibility for the consequences of choices, not only for what is done but also for what isn’t done.
TRUSTWORTHINESS: Trustworthiness is demonstrated by keeping promises and honoring commitments.
FAIRNESS: Fairness is demonstrated by being open minded, impartial, and just dealing with others.
CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship is demonstrated by making things better through volunteering in our communities.
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