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A PLACE TO BELONG


 
 
 
7th graders Ryan and Justin sought a fun place to hangout afterschool, while their parents sought a safe place where they could continue learning after school’s final bell.  Thanks to the Y’s revamped 7th Grade Initiative Program (7GI), Ryan and Justin now have an afterschool place to learn, grow and thrive. 
 
7GI students “earn” a free Y membership by participating in programming afterschool like recreation, volunteer projects, life skills classes, homework help and more.  The teens now spend almost every day afterschool at the Branch or involved in 7GI projects.  The duo recently took a food pantry project even further by coordinating a fundraising drive after the group’s volunteering was complete.  
 
“7GI has taught me to be more responsible and I have had a blast in the program so far” Ryan states.  Justin adds, “7GI has given me a great place to hang out afterschool with friends and staff who support me!” 
 
Thanks to the Y’s free community needs programming like 7GI, middle schoolers like Ryan and Justin have a place to belong, find positive mentors and learn.  Day in and day out, the Y provides service solutions meeting key social needs.  Thanks to our staff, volunteers and community supporters, we provide opportunities for all neighbors to build a brighter future, side by side. 

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Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.

 

Please select a branch near you for more information

 

Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance

 

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.

 

Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

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