The Greater Scranton YMCA We Are Y Program

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The Greater Scranton YMCA believes all individuals should have access to opportunities that allow them to grow stronger in mind and body. The YMCA is excited to announce its We Are Y Program has officially returned.

We Are Y is an inclusive community outreach program that provides individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities access to recreational activities that encourage staying active, building interpersonal relationships among peers, self-sufficiency, and aid in developing cognitive abilities. Recreational activities will rotate weekly and will be followed by light refreshments before departing.
We Are Y will help build individuals’ developmental skills, personal strengths, creativity, cognitive and non-cognitive skills through swimming, movement, music, arts, and much more, all while taking place in a safe and nurturing environment. The program is generously supported by grant funding from AllOne Charities.

“The Y is a community organization open to all,” said Trish Fisher, President & CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA. “Through We Are Y, we are proud to provide individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as their families, with access to all the Greater Scranton YMCA has to offer!”

We are Y is open to individuals (children and adults) ages 10 and up who have developmental disabilities. Participants’ families are welcome to attend. The program is free and open to Greater Scranton YMCA members and non-members and is held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (beginning February 16th). Participants must register each month. To register, visit the YMCA online at

For more information on We Are Y, contact Natalie Wasilchak at