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?
APRIL 1-5, 2019 | Ages 5-12* | 5% Sibling Discount
We offer convenient hours and affordable pricing!
Day Camp at the Y is time for Discovery! From fostering creativity to building a sense of accomplishment and belonging, we help kids flourish by surrounding each child with support, guidance, and fantastic opportunities to discover, learn and try until they succeed.
A sample ballet class and audition for a performance at Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit at
Frederik Meijer Gardens. Ages 7-12, on March 6th at Mary Free Bed YMCA.
*Class & performance training open to all, register for our 2019 recital session to be considered in audition.
Mary Free Bed YMCA • 18+
Youth | March 8 & 15 | 8:30am - Noon
Adult | March 22 & 29 | 8:30am - Noon
MHFA is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
TO REGISTER: Go to benice.org/mental-health-first-aid
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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