We want kids to learn, grow, and succeed!

And at the Oakland Y, our youth programs aim to do just that! Learn more about our Winter Youth Programs here!

Teen Game Nights

Join us for teen zone game nights where we'll be hosting a NBA 2K19 tournament! Snacks will be provided.

Game nights will be hosted every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 5:00pm - 7:30pm. All teen members ages 12-17 are welcome!

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Youth Basketball

Youth basketball at Downtown Oakland YMCA is a fun and exciting way for kids ages 3-13 to make new friends and stay active. Designed to teach individual skill development and teamwork, players are encouraged to improve their skills through in-house scrimmages and games with other local YMCAs.

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Youth Dance

Dance is a great way for kids to get moving, creating and express themselves. Our youth dance classes are for kids ages 3-12 and are available year round! Whether you are 2 or 92, dancing is good for the soul!

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STEM Fundamentals using LEGO

Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well Technologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects like Houseboats and Mini Golf Courses. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

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Messy Play

Age-appropriate, carefully supervised, and messier than a mob of monkeys in an art supply store, these classes offer a structured environment for kids to get their hands dirty while making new friends and wild creations. We'll make projects using everything from bubbles, paint, mud, shaving cream and more.

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