The Youth Activity Center


The Youth Activity Center is a FREE place for tweens/teens to socialize with friends, play games and receive homework assistance.  The center offers your 6th-9th grader an inclusive and fun place to visit, hang out with friends and even make new ones. . The Hopewell Valley YMCA Youth Activity Center is located within the YMCA Main Office at 62 South Main Street, Pennington and is open to students in the Hopewell Valley School District. Students can access the Youth Activity Center by walking from school, bus, or other means of transportation.  Your child can hang with their friends from 3:00 PM to 6:00PM playing ping pong, pool, foosball, video games, getting help with your homework, watching movies, playing outside activities, gathering on our porch, and much more!  The Hopewell Valley YMCA is able to offer this program for free from donations we have received from businesses and community members.


Youth Activity Center Clubs

At the Y, we believe in the value of our youth. We offer various clubs to enrich the group of our teens. Additionally, your child can participate in unique club meetings, free of charge. Please keep a lookout for our exciting clubs.

If you would like more information on our teen leader program, contact our Youth Activity Center Coordinator at or 609-737-3048.


Beginner Beauty Academy

Start Date: March 14th 2024
Are you in 6th – 10th grade and want to explore the world of beauty?

Join us for our Beginner Cosmetology Course! 

Look no further! Our 12-week program is specifically designed for beginners like you, where you will gain hands-on experience, learn the essentials of cosmetology, and earn a completion certification.
During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to practice on mannequin dolls, honing your hairstyling, braiding, and more skills. Our instructor will guide you in learning proper hair, skin, and nail care techniques, ensuring you’re equipped with the knowledge to provide excellent services. We provide all the necessary equipment, ensuring you have all you need to succeed.
Classes are held every Thursday from 4 pm to 6 pm, giving you two hours of focused learning each week. We understand the importance of flexibility, so you can easily fit this course into your schedule while pursuing other commitments. Don’t miss your chance to embark on an exciting journey into the captivating world of cosmetology.
Enroll in our Beginner Cosmetology Course today and let your creativity soar!






Youth Activity Center FAQ’s (PDF)