Introducing our Y on Wheels!
The Y On Wheels is a mobile YMCA. The program provides fitness and nutrition based programs designed to teach principles and methods of healthy physical fitness to children. The Y On Wheels project collaborates with local service agencies, churches and parks and recreation departments to bring the YMCA programing, mission, and values to communities and neighborhoods that do not have access to a YMCA facility or programing. The project reaches out to communities through free outreach programs that are designed to provide the Y experience for children and families that do not have access to or who cannot afford Y programs.
The Y On Wheels program goal is to make physical activity enjoyable. All of the equipment, programming and activities are designed to be appealing to youth and teens. The program offers an active environment with the movement of the human body driving the fun. Research has shown that influencing children’s’ attitudes towards and perceptions of physical activity may affect their involvement in physical activity. Activities should encourage children to view physical activity as important and enjoyable. Increasing children’s confidence in their ability to engage in physical activity increases the likelihood of enjoyment and therefore, the likelihood of regular participation in physical activity. Youth are more likely to have positive attitudes towards physical activity if their needs and interests are met through a variety of activities.
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