Free YMCA for 7th graders!

The YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs in promoting the 7th Grade Membership Initiative, which provides a FREE one year membership to all 7th Graders in the area. As youth begin to face the many challenges of adolescence, they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family, and to experiment with unhealthy and illegal behaviors. The 7th Grade Membership Initiative is an opportunity for the Y to engage, cultivate and connect with youth at a time that is most crucial to their development. Since being launched in January 2011, more than 3,500 7th Graders have received FREE memberships to the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity. Registration for the program is easy. Students simply need to bring proof of 7th Grade status ( a roster or report card), along with a parent or guardian to any location of the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity. Upon completion of the application process, the FREE one year membership will be awarded. More information can be found by visiting