How will my donation be used?

As our focus shifts to community outreach we are not bound by a single building, our comprehensive programs and services are designed to meet the diverse needs of Muskegon.

We focus on youth and families with quality programming throughout the community in schools, churches, and other community partner locations.

Your donations will go directly to support programs like:

Safety Around Water (formerly known as “pool school”) which teaches 2000 third-graders about water safety and rescue, rip currents, and ice safety every year

  • Youth Outreach before and after school programs focused on fighting the causes of childhood obesity through physical fitness
  • Cooking Matters Nutrition Education classes for kids, adults, and families
  • YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Enhance Fitness Arthritis Fitness Program helping those with arthritis maintain mobility and independence
  • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Post-cancer Fitness Program giving survivors the chance to reclaim their health
  • Summer Evening Recreation program in Muskegon and Muskegon Heights engages over 1,500 inner-city youth participating in activities promoting physical fitness, nutrition, literacy, life skills, and citizenship.

What happens to my membership?

There are no planned changes to membership fees or programs offered through the end of 2015 and as of October 1st we will work with MCC for a seamless transition of your membership and membership payments to them.
 
September 30 will be the last day for your YMCA fitness membership. MCC will be contacting you with more information regarding your new membership.

What does the sale of the building mean for your YMCA?

In a word - "reinvention". Just as we changed from being a dormitory-based facility on Clay and 2nd St and merged from a single gender emphasis to being family focused, so we will reinvent ourselves once again to provide relevant service to West Michigan.

We're focused on key health issues in Muskegon including programs targeting water safety, chronic disease prevention, obesity in youth and adults, and addressing the unique needs of an aging population.

Where is the Y located?

As a non-fitness facility YMCA - one of 200 across the country - we offer our programs at over 20 sites throughout the community.  Our instructors, coaches, and administrative staff are headquartered at our offices on Third Street in downtown Muskegon. This serves as our hub of operations for outreach programs here in Muskegon.    

 

What can I do to help?

Continue to support the important work we do in the community. We will contact you in the near future to share details on how we can partner to build a healthy future for Muskegon.
Thank you again for your loyalty and support.