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7th Grade Initiative

Kokomo Family YMCA’s 7th Grade Initiative Offers Free Memberships to Local Youth

Get Signed Up Today!

Pre-registration is open through March 31, 2020. You can pre-register in person or online HERE. You will need to bring with you a school ID or report card when you register. Also, a parent or guardian must be present to register. Registration Deadline is March 31, 2020.

For more information about the 7th Grade Initiative Program click here.

7GI FAQs
What is 7GI?
The 7th Grade Initiative Program is pleased to the kickoff of the Y’s 7th Grade Initiative for a second year. Through generous donations from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC and a private donor, the Y will offer free memberships to Howard County 7th graders, allowing it to reach outside of its walls and open doors to area youth.
How do I sign my 7th grader up?
Pre-registration is open through March 31, 2020. You can pre-register in person or online HERE. You will need to bring with you a school ID or report card when you register. Also, a parent or guardian must be present to register. Call (765.457.4447) or stop by our Membership desk today! Registration Deadline is March 31, 2020.
Why 7th Graders?
Seventh grade is an exciting time in children’s lives, as they prepare for or have already begun their new role as a teenager. They are finding themselves, deepening friendships and are increasingly more curious about the world, but research shows this is the time when their risk factors greatly increase.
It is for these reasons that the Kokomo Family YMCA is pleased to continue the 7GI program for a second year! This program allows the YMCA to reach outside of its walls and open doors to area youth.
How long does the 7GI Membership last?
The 7GI Membership starts on February 15 and will run until July 31,  2020. 
What is Family Prime Time?
Family Prime Time allows the whole family of the 7GI participant to enjoy free access to the YMCA facility on Sundays from 5-8pm. The access includes the aquatic center, gyms, racquetball courts, cardio equipment, and much more! This is a great way for the whole family to spend time together while staying healthy and active. The 7GI participant must scan in, be present, and the family must sign in at the Membership Desk.  
Who pays for the membership?
There is no contract, no fees, thanks to generous donations from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC and a private donor. 
What is included with the membership?
The membership is a Youth Membership and includes: use of the pool, gyms, weight room areas (14 and older only in weight room with orientation), racquetball courts, and general locker rooms.
What can my 7th Grader do?
With your 7GI Membership you will be able to take part in Teen Centered Special Events- including a Pool Party, Gym & Spin Classes, Healthy Kids Day- play basketball, racquetball, swim in the pool, or walk around the indoor track.
What are the Teen Centered Events?
There will be several Teen Centered Events that will run during the 7GI Program. The Teen Centered Events will provide youth with the knowledge, skills, character, and passion to be more active in the community as adults. These events include:

Kick-off Party - Thanks to everyone who attended!
When: February 15th
Time: 5-7:00 PM
Where: YMCA Community Room
Description: At the kick-off party you will be able to register for the 7GI program, but also enjoy food, music, and activities!

Spin & Gym Classes
When: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 3:30- 4:00 PM
Where: Functional Fitness Room
Description: The gym portion of the class will consist of a circuit around the functional fitness room and the spin portion will workout to a variety of songs working up to speed and endurance.

Pool Party
When: Sunday, March 29th
Time: 5:00- 7:00 PM
Where: YMCA Aquatic Center
Description: Make a splash and bring the whole family for an evening filled with swimming, music, food, refreshments, and more!

Healthy Kids Day
When: Saturday, April 18th
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Downtown
Description: More information coming soon- so mark your calendars!
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