YMCA Kids Club Jr-HI-Y

Approx. 3.25" The well established YMCA program aimed at school-aged children had it's roots in early YMCA youth programs. The term Hi-Y was first officially used in 1927, but the YMCA had been active with youths since the 1850s. Hi-Y stands for High School YMCA and was for boys only. Tri-Hi-Y (the female version) started soon after the Hi-Y program. "Tri" comes from the Triangle Girls Clubs. Now the Hi-Y program is co-ed. Other programs, such as Jr. Hi-Y and Jr. Tri-Hi-Y (Junior High School ages), Gra-Y and Tri-Gra-Y (grade school ages) were also developed but no longer seem to exist.