The Y.O.U.T.H. program is designed to improve the whole health and quality of life of youth between the ages of 5 and 17 who are experiencing emotional difficulties. They might, for example, be living in stressful circumstances and/or struggling with behavioral issues. 

Each child enrolls in the project with their parents or guardians and will be offered a variety of options for engaging in activities that will be part of their own unique "Vision for Health."

Parents and guardians are involved through carefully designed strategies, including periodic involvement in activities such as joining in a group activity or participating in a family cooking class.

Four program components

There are four main areas at the heart of the program that, if effectively pursued, will promote healthier lifestyles:


Physically active lifestyle


Positive civic and community engagement


Social inclusion


 Healthy eating 

Participation in the program is affordable for all.

Interested in learning more and considering enrollment?

Contact Roxanne Jack at or 603-499-3514, or call Keene Family YMCA at 603-352-6002 and ask for Peter Sebert.

Y.O.U.T.H. is a collaborative project between Keene Family YMCA, Antioch University New England, Monadnock Family Services, Monadnock Conservancy, The Harris Center, UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Extensions and Monadnock Region System of Care.