Developing global leaders

Our Going Global program focuses on developing global leaders through our youth programs by incorporating fun activities where children can learn while having fun.


Iceland is going strong

Palomar Family YMCA kick-started Going Global month with a fun and interactive activity. Students made a geyser like they have in Iceland. You can see the simple yet fun activity is a great way to teach science, math, and global education all in one awesome month!


Moving to the Kenyan beat

The Peninsula Family YMCA celebrated Kenya by making mini drums and learned the bead making process.

Copley family ymca

Presenting the Philippines

The Copley Family YMCA brought in a volunteer to speak about the Philippines. Mr. Mendez grew up in the Philippines and had a display of items from his home country to show the students.

They saw traditional dress, food, photos of houses and even got to see the size of the world's smallest monkey; the same size as his fist.

When leaving, one of the students ran up to give him a hug and say thank you.

Did you know?

    The Philippines have over 7,000 islands and only 2000 are inhabited. It is home to the world's smallest monkey known as the Tarsier.

    South bay family ymca

    Ecuador Hall of Fame

    The staff at the South Bay Family Y have created an Ecuador Hall of Fame! Look closely in the photo to see flags, sports, photos, and animals that are naive to the country!

    YMCA Camp Surf

    Around the world passport adventure

    On a Friday morning, South Bay Family YMCA, Border View Family YMCA, and Camp Surf spring day campers came together for a morning of learning and adventure. Each camper received a passport to participate in the traveling activity.

    In groups of 10 they visited between 4 and 10 countries. They learned facts and did activities native to that place. Walking around camp you saw kids laughing and running while they learned numbers and words in other languages and helped each other paint faces and form 4 leaf clovers. It was a load of fun!!