October 12th, 2021
@ 7 pm
The Merrimack Youth Association was created for the recreational benefit of the youth of the community. It was founded in 1968 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation with the Federal Government in 1971. The reaches of the Association cover kids from Kindergarten through senior year of High School.
This all volunteer organization devotes over 125,000 hours of service to the community annually. It actually contracts with the Town of Merrimack each year to provide organized recreational sports for the youth of the town. The MYA currently provides 7 different sporting activities for the community: Baseball, Basketball, Football/Cheer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, and Wrestling. Each program has its own Board of Directors and is responsible for their own budget. All programs report monthly to the Executive Board who oversees all MYA Programming, and corresponds with the Town accordingly.
The MYA provides an opportunity for all children of Merrimack to participate in sports based on their desire and not their ability. This enables the children the chance to meet and socialize with their peers throughout the Town as well as provide a social network for the parents. Over the years the MYA has served more than 30,000 youths and during this time the Association has received praise from a variety of communities throughout New England and beyond for its strong administrative ties and positive influence throughout the community.
The MYA demonstrates that the best interest of the Town of Merrimack can be served along with the best interest of all its citizens. With continued support from the Town of Merrimack, The Merrimack School District, as well as its Corporate Neighbors and the MYA volunteer base, the continued good work of the organization will prevail.
Partnership between Merrimack School District, Merrimack Police Department, and the MYA.
The partnership between the Merrimack School District, Merrimack Youth Association (MYA), and the Merrimack Police Department cooperatively creates opportunities for interaction and support to enhance the educational and social growth of Merrimack youth.
The purpose of this partnership is to provide clear and consistent guideline for a safe environment for the youth of Merrimack. We believe this alignment creates a spirit of involvement and concern for the youth in the development of respect and cooperation, good sportsmanship, and citizenship. An important goal of the partnership is to offer opportunities for youth to grow physically, socially, and emotionally, as well as build bridges to develop a sense of unity and pride in our community.
The purpose of this statement is to guide our youth toward becoming resourceful, confident community members who are able to adapt and contribute to an ever changing society. The Merrimack School District, MYA, and the Merrimack Police Department share the following goals and expectations.
Youth are expected to: