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SUPER SHINING STARS


 
 
24-year-old Daniel lives with autism spectrum disorder, which impacts the nervous system as well as his motor and social skills. Daniel’s mom struggled for years to find an affordable program offering him a chance to socialize, stay healthy and have fun. 
 
But when the Y began its Super Shining Stars program in 2018, Elizabeth finally found a place for her son to thrive.  Super Shining Stars is a free Y community program serving children and adults with special needs.  The class utilizes fitness balls, drumsticks and music to aid motor skill development, auditory processing and increase attention span. 
 
Elizabeth reflects on Daniel’s two years in the program stating, “He loves going to class at the Y, and even writes about it in his journal.  Since the start of the program, Daniel’s seldom missed a class.  His verbal skills have improved, he’s made friends, and has become more social thanks to the Y.”   
 
Thanks to the Y’s free community needs programming, Daniel has found a place to belong. Day in and day out, the Y provides service solutions meeting key local needs.  Thanks to our staff, volunteers and community supporters, we provide opportunities for all neighbors to build a brighter future, side by side. 
 

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Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.

 

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Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance

 

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.

 

Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

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