7th Grade Initiative
Through our 7th grade initiative, graduating 6th grade and current 7th-grade students across Chester County are invited to sign up for a free membership. To get started, bring a school ID, roster or report card and a parent or guardian to any YMCA branch.
Enjoy use of the YMCA indoor facilities and attend teen programming including classes, events and programs.
Why the 7th Grade Initiative Matters
The YMCA knows that as kids face adolescence’s challenges, they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family and to experiment with unhealthy behaviors. The 7th Grade Initiative offers an alternative where they can make new friends, discover their passions and develop a healthy lifestyle. We believe it's crucial to set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle at a young age.
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.
Active Duty Military
In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, we are proud to offer memberships to eligible military families and personnel. To receive membership benefits from the YMCA Military Outreach Initiative, eligible military families and personnel should follow these steps:
Contact Military OneSource at www.MilitaryOneSource.com or 800-342-9647 to confirm eligibility and receive an eligibility form.
Visit your local YMCA of Greater Brandywine branch and speak to a Membership Director.
Complete and bring your eligibility form, Military ID and any other required documentation (generally your Deployment Orders or Military Services Headquarters approval letter) to your YMCA for verification.
College Student Memberships
Students interested in a YMCA membership during their semester or term breaks are invited to purchase a temporary college student membership at a reduced rate. Membership options include a winter break membership (30 days for $40) and a summer break membership (3 months for $120).
Bring your student ID and a copy of your most recent class schedule to your local YMCA branch to get started.
Invest in Your Employees with Corporate Membership at the YMCA
Many studies have found that healthy employees are more productive, which is why the YMCA offers corporate membership for Chester County businesses and companies.
With corporate membership, your employees receive:
- 10% off the monthly YMCA membership rate
- Pay NO Joiner Fee (savings up to $100)
- Family members take advantage of 2 hours of FREE babysitting while you work out
- FREE sessions with a Y Coach
- Hundreds of group exercise classes included such as Zumba, Pilates, yoga and cycling
- Indoor swimming pools and aqua group exercise classes
- State-of-the-art fitness equipment
- Access to participating Ys across the country
Becoming a corporate member is easy. Companies with 10 employees or more who join the YMCA are eligible and there is no fee to the corporation. In addition, the Y supplies all needed materials to let employees know of this added company benefit.
If you have questions about corporate membership or want to know if your company is a Y corporate partner, contact Stephanie Taylor, Association Sales Director.
Healthcare Insurance Reimbursement
Many health insurance companies will cover the full or partial costs of membership or fitness class fees. Check with your insurance company to see if they participate.
If your insurance company requires a minimum number of visits, you can log in via the link below to access this information.
Public Safety & Veterans
The YMCA is proud to extend a discounted membership to Public Safety Employees including police officers, firefighters, EMTs and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Individuals and their immediate families are eligible for 10% off their monthly membership and a waived join fee.
To sign up please bring your DD214 form (veterans) or proof of employment to your preferred YMCA of Greater Brandywine branch and speak with a membership director.
We are thrilled to share that all branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine accept SilverSneakers, a fitness program available through certain health insurance programs that offer seniors a YMCA membership.
Through this program, we are able to offer even more seniors the resources they need to stay active and live long, healthy and independent lives. Eligible seniors can work out in our fitness centers, join in hundreds of group exercise classes—some of which are specifically designed to meet the health needs of seniors, enjoy educational and social programs, connect with others and much more.
To see if your current Medicare Advantage plan includes the Silver Sneakers benefit, contact your health plan directly. If eligible, bring your Tivity Health ID Card and photo ID to any of our branches to enroll.