Dads, no gift you ever give to your son or daughter means as much as the time you spend with him or her. The memories you and your child make in Y-Guides last a lifetime.
We emphasize the vital role that a Dad plays in the growth and development of his children. Critical life skills such as teamwork, independence, cooperation and goal setting are cornerstones of Y-Guides. Children emerge with a greater sense of self-esteem and personal worth.
Y-Guides creates a framework for fathers and children to spend quality time together plus meet and interact with other families with children the same age. When you join Y-Guides, we place you and your child in a tribe. A tribe consists of five to ten families with children of the same gender and relative age. Tribes meet monthly in a member’s home to engage in fun activities, games, crafts, snacks and stories. They also attend outings at sporting events, campouts, cookouts and community service projects. Based on a school year calendar, you participate in action packed programming, earn awards for accomplishments and create memories from your first year to your fifth year and beyond.
As part of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Y-Guides delivers opportunities to enhance spirit, mind and body. Members learn the character values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith which are core values of the YMCA.