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Youth Programs

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Child Care

With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. READ MORE.

after-school enrichment

All kids have great potential. At the Y, a leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, we work every day to help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. As a result, millions of children and teens nationwide gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Our after-school programs provide every with an opportunity to envision and pursue a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening his or her community.   READ MORE.

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. READ MORE.


LASER TAG fun nights

Olean Family YMCA
Ages 7 to adult

The Olean YMCA is proud to announce the addition of Laser Tag to it’s youth and familiy activities. Each person will have use of the NEW inflatable maze with laser tag equipment (and instruction) for 30-minute time slots.

  • Important Information about Laser Tag:
    • Each game lasts for five (5) minutes
    • 6-10 players participate at one time
    • Choose from 11 different games to play favorites include:
      • Free for all
      • Team
      • Team Elimination
      • Zombie Mode

Contact the Olean YMCA at 716-373-2400 for dates and more information.

  • COST:
    • Members: $10 for each 30-minute time slot
    • Public: $15 for each 30-minute time slot

Sound like a fun birthday party? READ MORE.