Welcome to the Y, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of the West Michigan community. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors - through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
We’re a welcoming and inclusive community. A place to connect with others and learn something new. Your membership will bring meaningful change in yourself and also in your community.
What's happening at the Y?
Looking to earn some extra money? Give yourself a chance to impact kids before and after school, or during the day and receive a FREE YMCA Membership. New childcare staff are eligible for a $600 sign on bonus*. We are currently hiring for Multi-site Coordinators, Site Coordinators, Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. Offer available 8/14/19-9/30/19
So that you can have a great time at Y Pools year round, our pools will be closed for annual and preventative maintenance later this summer. During this time, join us at a Y location nearby to enjoy their pools.Thank you for understanding!
Click the picture above to see pool closure schedules.
Introducing a new FREE Member-Only benefit, join Caroline Cook from Grand Rapids Running Tours as she shares all of her vast historical knowledge of Grand Rapids.
Tour topics change per day, click here to see the tour offerings. Pre-registration is required.
Tours are offered on Mondays at 6:00 PM or Thursdays at 9:00 AM.
Are you interested in coaching? Want to help with youth programs? Looking for a volunteer opportunity your whole family can participate in? When we all join in, we rise together!
We Appreciate Your Support
Every year, we rely on donations to help ensure that all of the people in our community can access our services. There are lots of ways you can give, and we’re grateful for your help!
Membership Has its Privileges
With the Y, you’re not just a member of a facility; you’re part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.
With membership at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, you have access to all our locations.
Coaching & Training
Free personalized wellness plan with a health coach.
Kids Zone Activity Centers
Take advantage of Kids Zone programs while you work out. Leave your kids with us for active and engaging fun.
Savings for Your Whole Family
Get discounts on swim lessons, day camp, youth sports and more with your membership.
Your Y in our Community
Career readiness means knowing all the options. Y Achievers understand what it takes to prepare for college and how to build vocational skills that translate to employability.
Healthy Corner Stores
The YMCA Healthy Corner Stores Initiative is part of a comprehensive effort to connect small scale growers and distributors with urban corner stores to increase the fresh fruits and vegetables available to families in Grand Rapids.
YMCA Veggie Van
The YMCA Veggie Van is West Michigan’s first and only mobile farmers market.
Healthy Living Hubs
Our Healthy Living Hubs are designed to bring communities together in the spirit of improving well-being by reducing barriers to good health.
Cooking Matters® connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals