As one of the largest organization that focuses in the youth development, healthy living, and social services in order to strengthening the community, the YMCA and its members and partners are working together to provide support and resources needed for the positive development of individuals.
It’s an excellent organization that has been around for quite some time, and it also has good reputation.
YMCA Membership Benefits
Becoming a member of the YMCA (now it’s called the Y) will provide several benefits, which include safe, nurturing environments for the children; building relationships, connecting with friends, developing self-confidence for children and teens, gathering families together for quality times, etc.
In concrete, the YMCA members will get a number of benefits. Some of them are:
- Active membership even during traveling abroad
- Numerous drop-in fitness classes every week
- Places (gymnasiums, courts, pools, climbing walls, etc) for various sports
- Additional benefit including training pools, on-deck hot tubs, climbing wall orientation, etc.
- Discounted drop-in rates for your guests
- Many other free services!
The benefits can really enhance the life of the members, right? However, these benefits do come with a price.
How much do I have to pay for YMCA membership?
The enrollment fee for students is $15, while the enrollment fee for common users is $75. This number is for the monthly fee, but you can pay it in advance in one lump annual sum. For every membership (except students), you can add one more adult person for just $25 per month. They also have special consideration for the families of military members. That said, some YMCA branches in several states or cities might have a different membership types. So just to be sure, contact your local YMCA branch.
What if I cannot afford YMCA membership?
Worry not, because there’s the YMCA financial assistance for membership. As you might have suggested, the YMCA provides financial aid for those who cannot afford the cost of the membership. Eligibility is based on the household income and the number of members of the household. The financial aid is based on a sliding fee scale, with special consideration involved in some cases. The qualification will be reviewed every two years.
With this financial assistance, it is hoped that you can afford the YMCA membership cost because a part of the total cost have been covered. In order to apply, it is important to prepare necessary documents, especially the ones that can confirm your household income and size. Once you’re ready with the documents, simply go to the YMCA website and download the financial assistance application. Complete the application and then send the application to your local YMCA. Don’t forget to put copies of your documents we’ve mentioned earlier. The YMCA also has financial aid option for the YMCA programs available, and you can find that information on their website or their branches.
So as you can see, it’s a pretty straightforward and easy to apply for the YMCA Financial assistance. This can be a good way to improve your family life experience. However, always make sure that you still have enough to make ends meet, because I personally think that it’s a secondary need.
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