“We are extremely proud of our newly renovated space for many reasons. Additional programming allows us to continue to serve the North St. Louis community and the many challenges that we face."
Furthering a Youth-Focused Legacy
The Bayer YMCA has a historic past. After several attempts, it was founded in 1912 as the Afro-American Young Men’s Christian Home Association. In 1964, its Junior Kindergarten program, which was initiated as part of the White House’s program on early education, became a model for the national Head Start program. The new design continues this legacy, focusing on creating positive spaces for teen and child activities as well as community interaction.