Y Community Life
As a mission based organization, the Y is more than a collection of programs. We are an organization with a purpose which believes that being a part of a supportive, caring community is essential to good health and well-being.
Y membership is the best resource we have to create and support caring, connected and inclusive communities. That’s why we’re doubling down on Y membership as the unifying hub of Y community life.
As of January 1, 2023, Y membership will be the singular gateway to Y community life. Everyone who engages with the Y will be Y members with full access to Y family centers and all the many benefits which come with that.
Enhanced Member Benefits
We are providing even more robust youth and family member benefits included with Y membership, adding to an already substantial offering for members of all ages, interests and needs.
Full Access to 11 Y Family Centers in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties
State-of-the-Art Fitness Floor | Lap Pools | Family Fun Pools | Gyms for Basketball & More | Rock Walls | Saunas (amenities vary by location)
Group Exercise Classes (in-person & virtual) | Water Exercise Classes | FitQuest Digital Trainer | Stay & Play (for little ones while you workout)
Family Game Rooms | Family Events | Family Swim | Family Gym | Parents' Night Out (free "date night") | Familyhood (themed family activities)
Programs for All ages
Youth Sports | Youth Funshops | Teen Clubs | Senior Activities | Member-only Access to Y Swim Lessons, Sports & Day Camp
Volunteer Opportunities | Mentoring Opportunities | Access to Food Pantries | Many Ways to Give and Get Involved
Membership for All
Membership is the unifying hub of Y community life. Participants enrolled in the Y early childhood, school-based and enrichment programs below receive a Y family membership as a part of their program enrollment. This membership benefit is annually worth over $1,200 per family but more importantly, it provides a gateway to Y community life.
Y HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START
Y BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
Y OUT OF SCHOOL TIME
Y COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
(Over 15,000 students and families in 23 Community Schools in Baltimore City have the option to participate in Y family membership at the reduced rate of $15/month.)
Y YOUTH & GOVERNMENT
Help Affording Y Participation
Y Open Doors Savings lower costs to help make participation in Y membership and youth programs more affordable and accessible. We’ve relaxed our requirements to qualify for Open Doors Savings by expanding the qualifying income range and increasing the savings that can be applied. Additionally, we've simplified the application process.
If a family needs help to maintain their membership or program participation, they will be offered the opportunity to receive Y Open Doors Savings to help lower their costs so they stay connected to the Y community.