Community Programs

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.

Community Programs

Carol Van Andel Healthy Living Center

Focused on improving the health of our community, the Center serves as an incubator for new national and regional healthy living initiatives and innovative evidence-based programs intended to reduce the growing obesity epidemic and combat preventable chronic disease through nutrition, physical activity, and education.

Community Programs

Education

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

Community Programs

Equity

At the Y, we believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity to be healthy. In fact, it is part of our mission.

Community Programs

Youth Leadership Development

Interactive youth engagement program designed to promote a sense of belonging, develop emotional aptitude, explore hidden talents and interests, expand cultural intelligence, and empower youth to pursue their dreams.