At the Y, we believe that being healthy means more than being physically active. We are more than a gym, we’re a cause.  For more than 48 years, the Y has been committed to providing programs for families and children in Manatee County.

Some of the most important programs that we’ve embraced at the Manatee Family YMCA are our Gang Prevention and Youth programs in South Manatee County.  Our work in in Pride Park and surrounding areas has provided critical services and support to communities where families and kids need our help the most.  Our YDASH before and after school program, and our YREADS early childhood literacy programs are also important services that the South County YMCA provides to the community.

Our work in Pride Park has been tremendous, but we can do so much more. For the past 20 years, the Y has been offering youth programs like after school and day camp, mentoring programs, job assistance, youth sports, and health and wellness programs to the children of Pride Park.  The Y’s outreach here has confronted the issues of poverty and youth gangs in past years.   Many of our programs that have been held at Harllee Middle School include Summer Camp, Tackle Football, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, and more. In addition, the South Manatee Branch reaches out to families in need assisting through collaborations with churches, businesses and individuals in the community.  The branch focuses on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

To help us with our cause and give a donation, please contact Rhiannon Blaney at

Contact Us

South Manatee YMCA
5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 798-YMCA

Hours of Operation

South Manatee Branch is a program branch therefore does not have facilities but utilizes parks in the Pride Park Community as well as is located in selective elementary & middle schools. Stay tuned for our future facility in Pride Park!