Youth Development

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Alarming statistics recently released show children in Jefferson County are the most obese in the entire state of Texas. Your Y is helping kids get healthy through fun, games, and activities. Kids 5-11 meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-6:30p.m. The kids are led through a variety of fast paced games, encouraging them and building confidence in their abilities.  Come join us for the fun and bring a friend. Free to members – $10 for non-members. Class limited to first 25 participants.


Everyone Can Play!

All youth and teen sports are non-competitive. Participants can look forward to meeting new and old friends as they are being taught Basic Fundamentals, Sportsmanship, and Code of Conduct. The YMCA promotes the “Everyone Can Play Rule”! Each Participant can experience lots of fun!

Financial Assistance is available for all sports.



The YMCA of Port Arthur Weight Room is open to all ages 15 and up.  Ages 12-14 must complete a strength training orientation with one of our Health and Wellness Staff.  The orientation is done by appointment.  No admittance to the weight room is allowed for those ages 11 and under.

Children under the age of 15 are NOT allowed in the facility unless accompanied by a member age 18 and older that accepts responsibility for the child.


NO gym bags or back packs allowed in the weight room.


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