History

The Y Guides program, in existence since 1926, was founded by Harold S. Keltner, director of a YMCA in St. Louis. The program was created to support the father’s vital role as teacher, counselor and friend to his son. The Y Guides Program was started in Raleigh in 1968.

Today, Y Guides program at the YMCA of the Triangle is the largest in the nation with over 13,000 participants. This program connects dads with sons and daughters through one-on-one. These shared experiences help dads and kids to grow closer and form memories that last a lifetime.

For details about the Y Guides program, click here.