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The Plano Family YMCA has a whole slew of family-fun programs going on at its facility this fall, including several sports and some youth government programs to help local youth get more involved in their community.

Plano Family Y’s Teen Action Council and Youth & Government groups are currently accepting new members. The programs offer local youth the opportunity to debate issues important to them, research public issues and learn about local, state national and international concerns, as well as the chance to help plan Teen Nights and service-learning projects – all while gaining volunteer hours!

Meeting times for then Teen Action Council are Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Plano Family YMCA facility. Meetings for the Youth & Government program are Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and are also located at the Family Y in Plano.

Toddlers have the opportunity to develop their basketball skills early with the Fall Small Fry Basketball program, designed to teach 3, 4 and 5-year-olds with no basketball experience the basics of the sport, including rules, techniques and safety practices. The Small Fry program requires parents to get involved in each class by coaching and assisting their children in developing the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance their progress.

The six-week program includes sessions on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. starting on Oct. 16 and ending on Nov. 20. Cost is $25 for Y members and $40 for non-members.

A similar basketball clinic will also be offered from those same dates for youth ages 5-8. Session times will run on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Plano Y. Cost is $40 for Plano Y Family members and $55 for community members.

Other programs currently underway at the Plano Y include:

-Adventure Guides and Princesses



-Group Exercise

For more information about these fall programs, visit the Plano Family YMCA website at

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