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?

Activities & Announcements

Together
When We Get Back TOGETHER
When We Get Back TOGETHER, we will be ready for you. Find out more
New 2020 Information
2020 Summer Day Camps and NEW School Age Care
Summer Day Camps delayed until July.
NEW! School Age Care available at select locations. Find out more
Summer Update CML
2020 Summer Update: YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin
Click here for an update on our Summer programming at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin. Find out more
Meeting Our Community Needs
Meeting Our Community Needs
Because of you, our community is stronger during these difficult times. Because of you we remain a resource to our community. Find out more
New Lowell Area YMCA
NEW Lowell Area YMCA
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that we are starting a Capital Campaign to expand our offerings at a new Y location in Lowell! Learn how you can help make a difference. Find out more

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Where is my local Y?

Volunteers needed!

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!

Your Y in our Community

Y Achievers

 

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.

Community Group Fitness

 

Our Community Group Fitness classes are designed to bring communities together in the spirit of improving well-being by reducing barriers to good health.

Cooking Matters

 

Cooking Matters® connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals

Careers
EMPLOYMENT WITH A PURPOSE