The YMCA’s Position on the Nationwide Problem of Child Abuse

We make an active effort to prevent child abuse!

Some examples may include, but are not limited to:

  • A thorough background check, including but not limited to criminal background checks, references of past employers, personal references, the military, educational institutions, volunteer organizations, civic groups, personal character and extra-curricular activities.
  • The YMCA does not condone child abusers and this YMCA will be seeking information in an applicant’s background related to child abuse.
  • Allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken seriously and will be reported to the State for investigation.
  • Programs are structured so that no staff member/volunteer is left alone with children.
  • Periodic interviews/evaluations are conducted with children and parents about day to day experiences, encouraging reports of anything out of the ordinary.
  • Staff will not fraternize with children outside the programs, including baby-sitting or inviting children home.

The YMCA’s goals for child care programs are:

  • To support and strengthen the family unit.
  • To help children develop to their fullest potential.
  • To deliver the program in a positive YMCA environment of safety, support, and care.


Feel free to contact the appropriate Department Supervisor for any questions regarding employment: