BUILDING A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY
TRANSFORMING ACCESS TO GOOD HEALTH

ACTIVATE is an initiative powered by the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, its volunteers, and community partners to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions that improve the health of our community, with special emphasis on vulnerable families.

ACTIVATE programs eliminate the barriers to good health that often plague vulnerable families by improving access to fresh produce, providing opportunities for physical activity, addressing chronic disease, and delivering nutrition education to those who need it most.

Live Well

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Education

ACTIVATE offers programs in both youth leadership and healthy living designed to educate West Michigan residents about health of spirit, mind, and body.

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Access

By providing access to healthy food, green space, and opportunities to be physically active, ACTIVATE empowers individuals and families to live healthier lives.

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Equity

We partner with schools, healthcare systems, clinics, community centers, churches, and others who share our vision of providing accessible, affordable, equitable healthy living options in our community.