To put Christian principles into practice through programs, services and relationships that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
It is the mission of the YMCA to provide services for any person or family who desires to participate in the YMCA, regardless of the ability to pay the standard membership or program fee.
Every year the YMCA raises money to help scholarship youth and families through our Strong Kids campaign. Those not able to pay the full fee may be awarded assistance* based on their demonstrated ability to pay and the YMCA's ability to provide funding.
Because the demand for financial assistance is great, the YMCA must follow the eligibility guidelines. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, subject to available resources*. The YMCA reserves the right to adjust scholarships as needed during any given calendar year. Notice will be provided when adjustments will be made.
How to Apply
Financial assistance* eligibility will be determined by the Member Service trained staff member, based on a thorough review of the application and all supporting documentation. No financial assistance application will be reviewed until all required documentation has been received by the YMCA Account Services Department. Failure to submit all required documentation within ten business days from date of original request will cause denial of your request. Subsidies will be granted to the extent that funds are available. The YMCA reserves the right to deny or end assistance to any applicant at any time. Notice will be provided immediately by the Account Services Department.
Removal or suspension of participation
Any family which does not utilize their approved financial assistance may lose it and be suspended from any further application for YMCA programs. If your child cannot participate you are required to contact the YMCA prior to your child's first day of attendance. Participation of services provided is expected to be utilized a minimum of 80% of the entire program. Abusing this policy will be grounds for dismissal from the YMCA program.
At the YMCA's discretion, if an account's status becomes past due for two weeks your child will be removed from the YMCA program for non-payment and will result in termination of financial assistance. Upon payment of your account in full, the YMCA will reconsider the reinstatement of financial assistance and allowing your child to attend YMCA programs.
Continuing Requirements to Maintain Financial Assistance
* Open Doors and financial assistance funds are available only as donation and contribution funds allow