South Shore YMCA

Child Abuse Prevention

Safe Kids: Our Commitment is to Child Safety

A safe, nurturing environment for children is part of our focus on youth development, healthy living & social responsibility. Our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are part of everything we do! We place great value on providing a child-safe & child-centered atmosphere where children grow, learn and thrive! We all have important roles to play in ensuring bright futures for the children in our lives and we invite you to join us in our commitment to strengthen communities. You can count on the South Shore YMCA to partner with you and your family in committing to keep all children safe through education, prevention and awareness.

Family Resources

Safe Kids Brochure
Child Protection Steps 
SSYMCA Code of Conduct & Child Protection Policy
Darkness to Light
For more information on Darkness to Light and its award-winning prevention program, Stewards of Children, visit

Partnering in Prevention: Community Voices


Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In support of this national movement each April, there will be many opportunities for you and your family to promote child well-being through child protection training events throughout the Y association, including Darkness to Light, Healthy Kids Day and numerous other happenings to enhance child safety in our South Shore YMCA communities.