Strengthening the Community

There is no other organization in Kokomo working to strengthen community from every angle. From volleyball to volunteerism, athletics to academics, the Kokomo Family YMCA is so much more than a fitness facility. The Y is a cause-driven organization, committed to strengthening Kokomo through programs in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and for 142 years in Kokomo, it has helped create and sustain life change.

The Kokomo YMCA nurtures youth to become thriving adults through our high-quality, affordable child care, through before-and after-school care at our Early Learning Center and at sites located directly inside area schools. It offers world-class, in-depth mentoring, and a 52-acre summer camp where they unlock kids’ potential and help create lifelong memories.

They keep the children of Kokomo safe through child abuse and drowning prevention initiatives, such as the Y’s Safety Around Water program, which teaches children to be safe around water.

The Kokomo Y is a champion of chronic disease prevention and care through programs that prevent and manage diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, cancer and chronic arthritis. It offers values-centered programming for all ages, including more than 130 water and land fitness classes per week.

It continues to offer opportunities for families to find wellness and connection through health and fitness programming for the entire community. It offers free workouts in the park to allow the community a chance to come together for healthy activities and hosts the area’s largest annual walk/run with Glo in the ‘Mo, a glow-in-the-dark 5K. In short, they believe wellness is meant for everyone. That’s why every year, the Kokomo Y subsidizes more than $800,000 in membership fees so that everyone in the community – regardless of age, race, income or background – has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

If you’re interested in learning more, stop by the downtown location at 114 N. Union St., Kokomo, give them a call at 765-457-4447 or visit www.kokomoymca.org.

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