7th-graders can independently access all seven YMCA branches and their facilities and programs, including the fitness center, gym, group exercise classes, and pools.
Published: July 20, 2023
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is now offering 7th-graders free memberships to the Y throughout the school year, an initiative designed to serve young teens during a critical time in their lives.
“At the YMCA, we believe in the transformative power of investing in teenagers,” says Jude Dooley, YMCA of Greater Birmingham’s Chief Operating Officer. “It is our responsibility to equip them with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive. By investing in their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, we are not only shaping their individual journeys but also building stronger communities for generations to come.”
As members, 7th-graders can independently access all seven YMCA branches and their facilities and programs, including the fitness center, gym, group exercise classes, and pools.
“All of our YMCA locations have many options where teenagers can discover their passions, develop essential life skills, and forge meaningful connections with peers and mentors. We are excited to welcome all teens and their friends to the YMCA!” adds Dooley.
Parents and guardians can visit www.ymcabham.org/7thgrade/ for more information. After attending a parent/child orientation, families will receive the next steps for joining.
About the YMCA of Greater Birmingham
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is a charitable organization dedicated to making our community a healthier place to live. Throughout the Greater Birmingham area, the Y is engaged in every neighborhood, nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the community’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support others. That’s why we focus on our work in three areas: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. Learn more about the YMCA of Greater Birmingham at ymcabham.org.