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The YMCA of Lincoln's education and enrichment programs offer youth, adults, and families access to endless opportunities to achieve healthy living.

Healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide programs that provide a safe place for youth to be before and after school, educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and more. Because where there's the Y, there's a way to a better us.


Babysitting Safety Program

The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) program is a community education program that covers child safety and basic care techniques for infants and children. CABS stresses the priority to keep you and the children you care for safe. Babysitting is not just “watching” the children, but being responsible for their safety and well being. When you are caring for a child, you are taking care of a parent(s) most prized possession.

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Before & After School Programs

The Lincoln YMCA has numerous opportunities for your child to be active and productive before and after school. Each program has something unique to offer. The Y's activities support experiential learning and develop valuable life skills through activities like homework assistance, arts and crafts, literacy, board games, group games, and outdoor play.

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Jr. Chefs

Learn kitchen etiquette and cooking basics in this hands-on kids program. Recipes prepared by these junior chefs may include chicken stir-fry, no-bake protein balls, avocado brownies, and more.


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Homeschool Gym

Specifically designed for children learning from home, this program will allow kids a chance to exercise and participate in age-specific sports and activities in an instructor-led setting to show how much fun physical activity can be!

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A licensed program which offers your little one ages 3 to 5 developmental learning experiences. YMCA swim lessons and a half-hour gym class are included as a part of our program.

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