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YMCA Southcoast


YMCA Southcoast’s mission is to improve the spiritual, mental, social, educational, and physical conditions of all persons.

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At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone – regardless of age, income, or background – has the opportunity to learn and grow. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Youth Programs

  • Preschool Childcare for children ages 2.9 years-5 years.  Our NAEYC accredited licensed preschool program is a year round program that operates M-F, 7:00am-5:30pm.  Our program offers weekly swimming lessons, free hot breakfast, lunch and snack, and indoor and outdoor play space.

  • The Y After School Program offers year round, school age care for children in grades K-age 12. The program picks children up at New Bedford public schools and transports them to the Y daily for swimming, gym time, homework help, healthy snack, games and activities.   The Y also hosts an after school program at Carney School. The program operates until 6:00pm each evening and 7:00am -6:00pm on school closures, school vacations and snow days.

  • Teen Conditioning Get ready for your upcoming athletic season in a team based weight training and functional training environment. Male or female between the ages of 12 and 18 can attend.

  • Basketball Skills and Drills Get ready for this basketball season learning and perfecting all the fundamentals of the game. Available for both males and females, ages 6-13. This program will be held on Tuesday nights, in between the hours of 5:30 and 7:00 pm. 

  • Mini Basketball Preschool age children playing and learning the early fundamentals of basketball on little tikes hoops. Ages 2.9 to 5, male or female. This will be held on Monday evenings at 5:30pm. 

  • Leaders Club Middle school and high school aged teens will learn leadership skills through hard work and volunteering throughout the community. They will utilize teamwork to get tasks done. 

  • All families that enroll 5 days per week are entitled to a year round family membership valued at over $900.

Contact Info


Executive Director: Tara Pacheco

Address: 25 S Water Street New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone Number:  508-997-0734

Website:  YMCA

Email Address:

Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday, 5:00am-9:00pm;  Saturday & Sunday, 7:00am-5:00pm

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