Youth Potential - Adventure Guides
CONNECTING DADS AND KIDS
With our hectic and busy lives, dads and kids don’t often get designated time together to develop their unique bond. Adventure Guides celebrates the vital role that fathers play in the growth and development of their children. At its core, the Adventure Guides program provides the framework for dads and kids to share entertaining, age-appropriate activities in local crews with uninterrupted time to connect, tune into needs and show pride and affection.
Building a Legacy
The Y-Guides program was founded in 1926 by St. Louis YMCA director, Harold Keltner. Originally created to support and encourage a father’s vital role as teacher, counselor and friend to his son, the program has since grown to include daughters. In 1958, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte launched the program with three tribes, and has grown to its current size of 185 tribes with over 1000 families and 2300 individuals.