Downtown Youth Center

About us.

Welcome to the Downtown Youth Center.

The YMCA Downtown Youth Center opened in 2006 as the result of a dream to serve Birmingham’s young people in a Y built specifically for them. Following the largest capital campaign in this YMCA’s history, the downtown Birmingham facility was built and endowed for generations to come.  The Youth Center is the proud home of the following Youth services

A Positive Environment For Youth Development

YMCA 1st Class Pre-K
YMCA Afterschool Academy
YMCA Summer Day Camp
YMCA Summer Adventures in Learning SAIL

YMCA Youth Sports for Healthier Kids and Brighter Futures

Seasonal offerings

YMCA Aquatics Programs For Safety and Swimming

YMCA Safety Around Water
YMCA Swim Lessons

YMCA Teen Leadership Programs For Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow.

Y Achievers
Youth In Government
College And Career Readiness

YMCA Community Health

*YMCA Blood Pressure Management Program
*YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
*Healthy Cooking Classes
*Healthy Eating Lunch & Learns

YMCA Foster Care Initiative

*Helping Foster Families create Family Bonds through Y membership
Reunification Program

Facility Rental – Your Destination For Fun!

Birthday parties, church groups, family reunions, corporate events.
Scheduled access to gymnasium, outdoor pool, locker rooms, outdoor fields, outdoor activities, dance studio, teaching kitchen, library, computer lab, arts & crafts room, 30-foot climbing tower, outdoor track.  Contact the Director below to inquire.

Come visit


YMCA Downtown Youth Center
2400 7th Ave. North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Facility Operating Hours

Monday – Friday – School Year  – 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday – Summer – Hours are dependent on Summer programming needs
Monday – Friday – After Hours – Open for Parties/Rentals, Special Events, and Y Youth Sports Leagues
Saturday and Sunday  – Open for special events only


Branch Leadership Staff

Terri Harvill, Executive Director
Keesha Nelson, Associate Executive Director