Children Vacation Program in Full Swing

A Training Clinic for kids at the YMCA

The Liberia YMCA has begun the 2017 Children Vacation Basketball Program. A Monrovia YMCA release says 530 kids have enrolled in the program. The Children Vacation Basketball Program is an annual Monrovia YMCA activity, which brings together children from diverse backgrounds with the objectives of creating a child friendly environment where children interact regardless of their backgrounds. It is also intended to help participants develop the spirit of sharing and patriotism, while at the same time building the skills of children to become active and responsible global citizens.

During the program the children will receive basketball training, with computer program being offered on a special arrangement, covering computer fundamental to include: Introduction to Windows, Microsoft, Word and Typing Tutorial on a special arrangement.


 Kids assemble in the gymnasium for training                                              Kids from the same age group play  together at the YMCA

With a strong recreational and educational component that equip participants for active service to their family, community and nation, the CVBP also develops particular skills for kids to network through and build life skills foundation that will prepare them for active and responsible global citizens. Also during the program awareness will be created on HIV/AIDS, drug and substance abuse.

Site seeing activities have also been planned which include visits to historical sites such as Providence Island, the Liberian Museum and major manufacturing and or industries in Monrovia.

As part of activities for this year’s program, the Monrovia YMCA has also added what it referred to as Parent day to the program. Parent day provide an enabling environment for parent to interact with coaches and care-givers to modify and explore effective ways to support the Monrovia YMCA and to engage, inspired and motivate the community in delivering the mission of the YMCA.

Currently the program caters to kids in various divisions which are named according to ages which include: Pewee 1 for 6-8 years, Pewee 2 for kid from 9-12 years, Gray 9 from 12-14 years, Y-Midget 14-16 years, Junior Girls-13-15 years and Y- Lions and Lioness from 16-16 years old.

A formal launch is expected to take place following the basketball clinic which is now in session and will include speakers talking to participants from the various divisions of the program. The program ends on September 1, 2017, with a formal closing at the YMCA National Headquarters on Broad Street in Monrovia.

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