Community Support


At the YMCA we believe in taking our programs out into the community as filling the needs of those who surround us. We work hard everyday to ensure that our neighbors have the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. We feed children and bridge the gap in education over the summer. We offer health and wellness education to all, provide options for free exercise and activity programing and will even visit your center and design programs to suit your needs.


American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Cessation Workshop
This small group program features a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking and meets for 8 sessions. Each session provides the tools needed for smokers to gain control over their behavior. The program focuses of the individual's needs and offers a variety of evidence-based techniques that participants can combine with their own plan to help them quit smoking.

Begins October 1st 4:30pm-6:00pm:
Session 1-Oct 1
Session 2-Oct 8
Session 3-Oct 15
Session 4-Oct 22-Quit Day
Session 5-Oct 25
Session 6-Oct 29
Session 7-Nov 5
Session 8-Nov 12

Contact Patti Goodenow at 570-970-5052 to register


In an effort to combat child hunger and keep kids active and engaged this summer, the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA will again offer its free Food and Fun at the Park program at 6 city parks and the YMCA starting on Monday, June 19th. The free program provides nutritious meals and snacks and fun learning activities to keep youth healthy, active and well-nourished all summer long. Learn More


The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, BELL (Building Educated Leaders or Life) and the Wilkes-Barre Area and Hanover Area school districts would like to invite your student to participate in the YMCA POWER SCHOLARS ACADEMY™, (PSA) this summer.  Power Scholars is a 6 week, summer learning program designed to help advance students’ academic achievement through a full-day of challenging math and reading instruction; fun arts, science, technology, and engineering enrichment activities; community and career exploration; field trips; and a healthy breakfast, snack and lunch. Learn More

Free Tutoring

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is now offering FREE tutoring for children on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm-7:00pm from September through May. This service is provided by students from Wilkes University. Call 570-970-5041 for more information.

Download our Tutoring Form