Weekly Member News: Latest Updates for Y Members

Last updated: July 26, 2021, at 11:36 a.m. PT

Originally published: December 7, 2020, at 1:35 p.m. PT

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As a member of the Y, you belong to more than a gym. The Y is where members of our community find their first jobs, make lifelong friendships, receive support for critical areas of need including foster care support and mental health counseling, and so much more. Get to know these and other opportunities in this week’s member news.  

  • Be a Changemaker: Work for the Y and help promote diversity, inclusion, multicultural leadership, and keep our communities strong. We’re hiring! Certain jobs include sign-on cash incentives up to $600. Let’s walk the walk together, apply today

  • Y Foster Parents Speak Out About Reunification: We asked Y foster parents to reflect on their experiences. The responses we received gave us new insights into placement dynamics and reunification efforts for kids in Foster Care. See what they have to say >

  • 21 Ways to Celebrate in 2021: There are so many things to celebrate with friends and family this year, from missed birthdays to sunny summer weather. Check out these ways to celebrate as inspiration for your next event >

Is your membership on hold? Turn on your member benefits using our brief form. Learn more > 


Upcoming Events & Activities

Monday, July 26

  • Celebrate the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Today marks 31 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more about this important civil rights law and discover ways to celebrate its anniversary. Learn more > 

Monday, August 2

  • Sports Sampler: This class is the perfect introduction to team sports for ages 3 to 8! Featuring a new sport each week, kids learn basic skills and components through a variety of fun drills and games while focusing on building teamwork, body control, and hand-eye coordination. Register > 

Tuesday, August 3

  • Small Group Personal Training: Maximize your gym time and have more fun by working out with friends in a small group personal training series. Register > 

Friday, August 6

  • Zumba® Gold Dance Party: Join instructor Deborah for a Zumba® Gold Dance Party as part of our Healthy Aging Series. She will provide easy to follow steps along with great music that will boost your energy and put a smile on your face. All abilities are welcome! Free and open to the community. Learn More > 

  • Family Nights Are Back! Enjoy quality time together and connect with your community. Family Nights are free for Y members. Coming in August, sign up for fun evenings featuring BINGO and the Olympics. Register > 

Thursday, August 19

  • Level Up Life Skills & Employment Fair: Level Up at our young adult life skills and resource fair at the Kent Y! For young adults ages 16-24, the fair will offer workshops, complimentary lunch, employment and community resources, swag giveaways, prizes, and more! Learn More > 

Tuesday, August 24

  • See How You’re Transforming Lives Through Civic Engagement Education: Join us to learn how Youth and Government participants, volunteers, and donors continued to provide civic leadership, engagement, and educational opportunities despite the pandemic. Register > 


New On-Demand Classes

Login today using your email address to enjoy this and all 25 new on-demand videos! 

  • Latin Dance Breakdown with Kristin (13 min): This class breaks down the basic salsa dance moves to set you up for success in your Latin dance class. Go to class >

  • AOA Line Dancing With Heather (45 min): Learn the popular line dances of the past and present. It’s a fun way to exercise both your mind and body. Go to class > 


Resources for Members

  • Welcome Back Guide: First visit back? Find all of the important details, including safety information, in our Welcome Back Guide >

  • See What's Happening for Kids, Teens, & Families: From birth to graduation, the Y is here to support kids, teens, and families as they learn, grow, and thrive! See our full line-up of virtual and in-person enrichment and education activities, updated weekly. See blog post >

  • See What's Happening for Active Older Adults: Active Older Adults (AOA) at the YMCA of Greater Seattle build relationships and create a network of friends who provide support for overall health and well-being. Learn how to get involved with this community, online and in-person. See blog post >

  • Member Support: Have a question about your membership or your online account? Start here for help > 


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