The Fort Leonard Wood Armed Services YMCA is on a mission to provide support to service members and their families through educational, recreational, and social programs. Our family support services include childcare, mentoring, infant support, and the giving of household goods or financial support to junior enlisted families.
Operation Hero is a program provided to military school-age children. Operation Hero is designed to address challenges faced by many military children (feelings of isolation, feelings of self-doubt, frequent or long-term deployments by one or both parents and academic difficulties due to frequent moves). This program promotes social responsibility through team-building activities and targets children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The dedicated facilitator takes the time to interact with the children on a one-on-one basis as well as in a group setting. This targeted method is believed to be the key to the program’s success.
Operation Kid Comfort provides children of deployed service members a quilt or pillow with pictures of the deployed service member and the family. This program is designed to comfort and help children during the deployment. We have wonderful volunteer quilters who meet once-a-month to sew these quilts and pillows.
Our family support services include childcare, mentoring, infant support, and the giving of household goods or financial support for lower enlisted families in need.
The ASYMCA building is also available for FRG’s, coffee groups and other military-minded organizations to use for meetings and gatherings.
ASYMCA’s role is to make life easier for our service members stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. Opportunities abound for family members to get out and relax, without having to worry about the burdens of military life.
Our Before and After Care programs are designed to meet the needs of working parents by providing school-aged children safe care in a positive environment. Children are given the opportunity to complete homework, receive tutoring, and explore other interests and hobbies after school. In a values centric environment they also build friendships and refine social skills.
A mommy and me class is a great way to prepare your children to be around other kids. It can help your child get used to being in a structured setting, help them learn how to follow directions, and much more. It’s an easy way of getting your child ready for the classroom.
ASYMCA Summer Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment.
In need of a formal gown for a Ball, Prom, Wedding, Special Event? Come see us! We have our Klassy Kloset with multiple gowns (no male attire) available in sizes 0 – 26. Come to the Y to try on a variety of beautiful dresses. If you find one you like, you may borrow our dress for a minimal fee of $10. (Dresses do have to be dry cleaned before they are returned. A $10 coupon is provided for use at Monarch Cleaners on Reilly Road) This service is available for all DoD ID card holders
We believe that all troops deserve appreciation, comfort, and opportunities to improve their family bond, resiliency, and health. The ASYMCA’s Baby Bundle program delivers essential care items for newborn infants to active duty, E-4 and below, and for the dependent spouse of an active duty soldier E-4 and below. The bundle includes a blanket, socks, sleeper, onsie, baby wipes, book, voucher for diapers and seasonal items. Volunteers hand-deliver bundles 365 days a year to approximately 2,000 families.
Volunteers are always welcome to support the Baby Bundles program and make deliveries to the new parents & baby. For more information, follow the link below and give back to our community by registering as an ASYMCA volunteer!
The “Field of Heroes” is an opportunity for us all to honor those that we consider our HEROES. Your hero may be a service member currently serving our country, a veteran, a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or maybe it’s your grandfather.