Providence Youth Services
The Providence Youth Services YMCA Branch (PYS) is unlike any other branch of the YMCA of Greater Providence. PYS is not a facility branch, but a branch devoted to the children and families of Providence, Rhode Island. Everyone at PYS is committed to a community-based approach to delivering health and wellness opportunities, academic enrichment and achievement, and youth development skills. PYS offers carefully developed programs that serve each neighborhood uniquely by collaborating with schools, community partners, and local businesses to support bright futures for healthy, engaged families and connected communities.
PYS serves students in Out of School Time (OST) from 10 elementary schools throughout Providence. PYS also offers summer learning programs at our branch location on Broad Street, as well as day camp for ages 3 years old to 9th grade at Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett. Along with our OST programs, our branch is also home to our community room, and space for our community partners to meet and contribute to the success and development of our neighborhood.
PYS is also the home to the Y’s mobile outreach component – Y on the Move. The Y on the Move van travels throughout the area engaging youth and families of Providence in health and wellness activities that increase their physical fitness and help them combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and other related illnesses while having fun in a safe, supervised environment.
Cancellations, Closing and Inclement Weather Policy
The YMCA will ask the RI Broadcasters Association to notify all radio and television stations of program cancellations. If the weather looks like we could close, please tune in for cancellation updates. We are unable to call each parent individually to remind them of closings. Parents are responsible for providing the school with an alternate transportation plan if the OST program is closed for any reason. Please see your site coordinator for any questions.Delay of School:
- AM OST will not run
- PM OST will run
- AM OST will run
- PM OST will not run
- AM OST will run
- PM OST will not run
- All programming is cancelled
Frequently Asked Questions
The YMCA of Greater Providence is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID: 05-0258878). All cash or in-kind donations made to the YMCA of Greater Providence are tax deductible. Additionally, many companies and organizations have Matching Gift programs – the company will match the employee’s donation to the employee’s charity of choice.
Financial assistance is made available to those who cannot afford the services the Y provides. As a charitable organization, our mission is to ensure that Y services are available and accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay.
Financial assistance is made possible through donations to our Y’s.
Click here to access the financial aid forms. All information is confidential.
Guest Passes are limited to three (3) per year. Anyone who uses a guest pass must fill out an informed consent form, provide a photo ID and check in at the Welcome Center at each visit.
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and their parent/guardian must sign the informed consent form.
As an added benefit of a Y Family Membership, children can access Kids Care while you work out. For Kids Care schedules and policies, please contact your nearest branch.
Your first month’s membership dues will be pro-rated at the time that you join. Most members pay dues through a monthly bank draft/credit card that will be established at the time you join. You may also pay for your membership dues on a quarterly or annual basis.
|Membership Type||Ages||Cost/Month (2019)|
|Individual Plus||Couple Ages 62+
+ 1 (up to age 26)
|Couple Ages 62+
+ 1 (up to age 26)
|Family||2+ Members living in
same household with
children up to age 26
and/or seniors 62+
|2+ Members living in same household with children up to age 26 and/or seniors 62+||$84|
*Senior Benefit (10% adjustment) for Seniors $49 and Senior Couples $67
If you are interested in joining the Y, you need to create an online account. A Y membership allows full use of our facilities and all the added benefits of a membership.
- A Program Participant is an individual who enrolls only in a specific program or programs and pays a non-member fee, with no further facility or membership privileges.
- Full-Service Member is an individual who pays a monthly fee for a specific membership type and has access to all seven full-service branches. As a full-service member, you have access to:
- Wellness/Fitness centers
- Kids Care
- Youth swim teams
- Early registration for popular programs
- Free group exercise including Les Mills ™ programming and yoga
- Indoor cycling classes
- Free water exercise classes
- Family programs
- A.W.A.Y. program
- Members-only special events
If you are signing up for a membership, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions, then click the “Join Now” button and fill out the application.
New members have 30 days from the date of membership to decide if the Y is the place for them. If you are not completely satisfied, you will receive a full refund. To do so, you must complete the appropriate form available at the Welcome Center. For additional refund policies, please contact your nearest branch.
Volunteers are welcome at the YMCA and we urge new members to get involved. You may help with programs, events, serve on a committee, or join one of our branch councils. We are always grateful for the assistance and need people with a wide range of skills and interests to help us meet the needs of all we serve. Stop by your nearest branch and ask how you can join our team of volunteers.
We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y’s in the United States through membership at your primary Y. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities. To find a Y in your area, visit ymca.net.
At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is an organization open to all people: men, women, girls and boys of all ages, all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities and financial circumstances. All our branches and every program embraces diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communities we serve.