7th Grade Initiative Packet

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YMCA OF GREATER BRANDYWINE

7th Grade Initiative

Membership Policies

YMCA Mission Statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

7th Grade Initiative

YMCA of Greater Brandywine is excited to offer the 7th Grade Initiative as a free YMCA membership to all

students in 7th grade. The goal of the 7th Grade Initiative is to inspire youth to discover their passions, develop

a healthy lifestyle, and gain the assets needed to avoid risky behaviors and succeed in school and life.

Membership Process

1. Each 7th grader receives a full membership valid for one year from the time that they join the Y.

Sixth graders may join the summer that they graduate from 6th grade. 7th graders may join the Y

any time during their 7th grade year.

2. The membership begins when all paperwork is completed.

3. To receive a membership, each 7th grader must:

- Come to a YMCA of Greater Brandywine branch with a parent or guardian

- Present a valid school ID or proof of grade (roster or schedule)

- Complete the YMCA of Greater Brandywine membership application

- Complete the 7th Grade Parent Agreement

4. Each 7th grade member will receive a membership card. Membership cards must be presented

every time 7th graders use the facility.

5. Membership is subject to YMCA of Greater Brandywine membership and program policies.

6. Membership can be suspended or revoked if staff deems member behavior has violated YMCA policies.

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YMCA Facility Access

7th grade members are permitted in the YMCA indoor facility during operating hours. Outdoor pool

memberships are available at select locations for an additional fee. Inquire at the Member Services Desk.

• All youth are required to be actively engaged in a program or activity while at the YMCA.

• Membership hours and activities are subject to change by YMCA staff.

What to Bring

• Wear comfortable clothing, socks and sneakers. Bring or wear a bathing suit and towel if you

plan to use the pool.

• Bring a lock to secure belongings in the locker room. Locks must be removed on a daily basis.

The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken items.

• Bring a water bottle to re-hydrate. Water is also available in the vending area.

Guest Policy

• Guest passes are $15 per person, per visit, 7th Grade memberships are not eligible for free guest passes.

• Paid guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a member or other guest age 18 or older.

• Visits to the outdoor pool are considered separate from the indoor facility and require a

second guest pass.

• Individuals may purchase a daily guest pass to go to the outdoor pool up to two times per year.

• Guests will be asked to show photo identification.

• The YMCA reserves the right to limit the number of guests without notice.

Staff

Member safety is the YMCA’s top priority. All YMCA classes and swim lessons are taught by adult staff age 18

and over. YMCA staff must successfully complete a fingerprint check, drug test, and reference checks prior to

being hired. Program staff is CPR and first aid certified. Aquatic staff is lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certified.

Program Rules & Discipline Policy

YMCA staff strives to create a positive atmosphere with an emphasis on our four core values of caring, honesty,

respect and responsibility. Our youth and teen activities are designed to be fun with active inclusion of all

members. Proper participation and conduct is expected. Membership can be suspended or terminated if staff

deems that members are behaving in a way that is contrary to the YMCA character values.

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7th Grader’s Name:

FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIPS

FOR 7TH GRADERS!

Parent Agreement

• I have received the 7th Grade Initiative Membership Policies and understand that it is

my responsibility, and my child’s responsibility, to follow these policies.

• I understand that my child will be invited to take an Asset Development Assessment

during his/her membership term.

• I understand that my child’s membership will not be activated until all registration

documents have been submitted to the YMCA.

• I understand that my child must be actively engaged in a program or activity while at

the YMCA.

• I understand that the YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings.

• I understand that my child’s YMCA membership may be suspended or terminated at the

discretion of the YMCA for behavioral problems that endanger other people or create

an unfavorable atmosphere at the YMCA.

• I understand according to YMCA policy, members 12 and older do not require parental

supervision.

• I understand that YMCA staff and volunteers are not responsible for the supervision of

my child outside of registered YMCA program times.

Parent/Guardian Name:

Parent/Guardian Signature:

Phone Number:

Parent Email Address:

Date:

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DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS PROFILE

Self-Report for Ages 11 to 18

Name/ID:______________________________________________________________________ Today’s Date: Mo______ Day_______ Yr_______

Sex o Male o Female Age:_________ Grade:_________ Birth Date: Mo______ Day_______ Yr_______

Race/Ethnicity (check all that apply):

o American Indian or Alaska Native o Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander o Black or African American

o Hispanic or Latino/Latina o White o Other (please specify):

Instructions: Below is a list of positive things that you might have in yourself, your family, friends, neighborhood,

school and community. For each item that describes you now or within the past three months, check if the item is true:

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If you do not wish to answer an item, leave it blank. But please try to answer all items as best you can.

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1. Stand up for what I believe in.

2. Feel in control of my life and future.

3. Feel good about myself.

4. Avoid things that are dangerous or unhealthy.

5. Enjoy reading or being read to.

6. Build friendships with other people.

7. Care about school.

8. Do my homework.

9. Stay away from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

10. Enjoy learning.

11. Express my feelings in proper ways.

12. Feel good about my future.

13. Seek advice from my parents.

14. Deal with frustration in positive ways.

15. Overcome challenges in positive ways.

16. Think it is important to help other people.

17. Feel safe and secure at home.

18. Plan ahead and make good choices.

19. Resist bad influences.

20. Resolve conflicts without anyone getting hurt.

21. Feel valued and appreciated by others.

22. Take responsibility for what I do.

23. Tell the truth even when it is not easy.

24. Accept people who are different from me.

25. Feel safe at school.

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Note: The term “Parent(s)” means one or more adults who are responsible

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I AM ...

26. Actively engaged in learning new things.

27. Developing a sense of purpose in my life.

28. Encouraged to try things that might be good for me.

29. Included in family tasks and decisions.

30. Helping to make my community a better place.

31. Involved in a religious group or activity.

32. Developing good health habits.

33. Encouraged to help others.

34. Involved in a sport, club or other group.

35. Trying to help solve social problems.

36. Given useful roles and responsibilities.

37. Developing respect for other people.

38. Eager to do well in school and other activities.

39. Sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.

40. Involved in creative things such as music, theater or art.

41. Serving others in my community.

42. Spending quality time at home with my parent(s).

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43. Friends who set good examples for me.

44. A school that gives students clear rules.

45. Adults who are good role models for me.

46. A safe neighborhood.

47. Parent(s) who try to help me succeed.

48. Good neighbors who care about me.

49. A school that cares about kids and encourages them.

50. Teachers who urge me to develop and achieve.

51. Support from adults other than my parents.

52. A family that provides me with clear rules.

53. Parent(s) who urge me to do well in school.

54. A family that gives me love and support.

55. Neighbors who help watch out for me.

56. Parent(s) who are good at talking with me about things.

57. A school that enforces rules fairly.

58. A family that knows where I am and what I am doing.

THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS FORM.

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