The YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s 7th Grade Initiative offers seventh-grade students a complimentary youth membership for up to one year. Students are eligible once they graduate 6th grade through August 31st of their 7th-grade year. 

The transition into adolescence is one of the most dynamic and influential periods of development, as children undergo broad changes. This period is also a critical time where key interventions can have positive long-term outcomes. The YMCA is a safe space where youth can discover their passions and develop a sense of belonging while pursuing their personal and educational goals. 

More than 1,000 seventh-graders enjoy this complimentary membership every year.

Why the 7th Grade Initiative Matters

Kids at this age are discovering who they are, and we want to ensure that they’re set up for future success through an active lifestyle. 

Support for the 7th Grade Initiative is raised through the YMCA's Chester County Corporate Championship Benefit Golf Tournament.