At the Y, we understand that young people face many challenges during adolescence and need the support and compassion of parents, teachers, friends and other positive role models to navigate an often daunting journey. In fact, statistics show that 7th grade is a critical time in a young person’s life when exposure to risk factors greatly increases. The Y’s 7th Grade Initiative gives kids an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive by sharing in healthy, confidence-building activities and programs in a safe setting. Our goal is to encourage teens to maintain and/or adopt healthy lifestyles at an age when they are beginning to make their own choice regarding health and wellness.
This initiative gives 7th graders in our area a FREE YMCA Youth Membership (Valued at $300) from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. Membership includes access to all 5 YMCA of the Inland Northwest locations which have pools, gymnasiums, teen/youth activity centers, wellness centers, group exercise classes and more. See the branch location page for specific amenities.
To get started visit any YMCA of the Inland Northwest location to register with proof of enrollment in the 7th grade. Parent/Guardian must also sign the membership application.