Celebrating a Century of Quality Care

EmBe has supported the youth of our community for nearly one hundred years. We’ve watched children grow through our comprehensive childcare programs, camps, sports leagues and lessons. Our programs and activities have helped children gain confidence and grow new friendships. We’ve helped children learn valuable lessons in teamwork and responsibility.

Our legacy of providing fun and meaningful activities began in the 1920s. Girls came to EmBe for crafts, clubs and basketball. We later added events like the Bunny Brunch and Kids Carnival. Today, EmBe offers volleyball, Girls on the Run, babysitting classes and more. 

Become part of EmBe’s rich tradition of supporting and empowering the community. Participate in a class, enroll in a program, and carry on the legacy that began one hundred years ago.

Our Youth Programs



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Girls on the Run®

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.


Heart & Sole

Heart and Sole is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 6th to 8th grades.



EmBe Youth Volleyball program provides kids an opportunity to learn the skills of the game in a recreational, non-competitive, environment.


No School Days

Aligned with the school calendar, our day camps offer a fun filled, supervised day for K-5th school-agers.


Girls Maker Day

This free fair will have a variety of activities and booths aimed at showing young women what STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) can look like.



Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and Olympic sport which strives to teach courtesy, self control, integrity, perseverance and strong spirit.


Junior Lifeguard Camp

Designed for kids ages 11 to 14, Junior Lifeguard Camp introduces kids to the foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for a future career as a lifeguard.


Babysitting Camp

Learn about being an entrepreneur, develop people skills and build confidence as an empowered Babysitter!


EmBe 5K

An integral part of the Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole and Let Me Run curriculum, the 5K celebrates and reinforces important lessons while showing girls and boys the support of the entire community.


Summer Care Camp

We offer weekly theme-based sessions with many activities to keep students wanting to come back for more!


Camp Changemaker

Educating middle school boys and girls about area nonprofits and how they can give back to their communities.


EmBe Girl Ignited™ Leadership Camp

EmBe's Girls Ignited™ leadership camp is a unique 4-day summer camp experience that will give girls in grades 6-8 an opportunity to learn what leadership means, and how to be a leader among their peers, at school, and in the community.

Financial Assistance

EmBe meets the individual needs of women and their families through financial assistance. We work with those in challenging financial situations who cannot afford the full cost of EmBe memberships and programs. We make EmBe programs accessible for all.

Scholarship Application

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The work of EmBe would not be possible without the generous support of our families and sponsors, and guidance from our volunteers.

Can you empower women and families with a donation?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our community more and more each day. Suspending program offerings and decreasing demand for childcare are impacting our organization. We ask you to consider a donation to EmBe so that we can respond to urgent community needs like childcare scholarships and employment resources. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

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Click here to learn more about EmBe’s Program Scheduling changes due to COVID-19.



While EmBe’s childcare operation is reopening with limited services on March 30, EmBe’s offices are closed.

Get In Touch

300 West 11th Street

Phone: (605) 336-3660

Fax: (605) 336-2238

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