Learn Healthier Habits for Life

Habits are hard to change. Children who struggle with obesity early in life are more likely to continue to struggle with it into adulthood and are at higher risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity can also affect a child's social and emotional well-being, contribute to poor academic performance, and result in a lower quality of life. Incorporating healthier habits now, along with family members, provides accountability, a shared sense of purpose, and will help set up young people for more success down the road.

The ACT! program helps families actively change together by practicing healthier habits as a team. Developed in partnership with providers and professionals at Seattle Children’s, it includes 12 one-hour sessions where kids ages 8-14 and their parents/guardians participate in fun and engaging physical activities, learn about nutrition through hands-on cooking, and meet with other families in the program.

"My son Max (10 yrs old) and I can't say enough about ACT! We as a family have seen the benefits of the ACT Program. It has really shaped the way we, as a family approach our health and everyday living. The support and knowledge that the instructors have really make it an enjoyable time for all of us to come together. My husband and I are truly grateful for this program." - The Yin Family

Program Details

ACT! is offered in a virtual, online format that we call ACT! at Home as well as ACT! In Person taking place at participating Ys.

Interactive Overview

Check out this 15-minute interactive overview of the ACT! program to learn what it is (and isn’t!), the philosophies and background of the program, and most importantly, the impact this program has on the health and wellness of youth and their families!

Summer Virtual ACT! Parties

New to ACT!? Want to find out what it's all about? Or has your family participated in the past, and you miss the fun? Come to one or both of our NEW Virtual Summer ACT! Parties, where your family can spend quality time together playing active games, learning how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle, and watching (or following along with!) a live cooking demonstration. Activities will be followed by a short Q&A for families who want to learn more about the ACT! program. Stay tuned for 2024 dates coming soon. 

Upcoming Classes

  • ACT! at Home virtually with Zoom | Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm | March 7 - June 6, 2024 | English
  • ACT! in Person at the Kent Y | Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 pm | February 26 - June 3, 2024 | English


ACT! is offered free to the community but is subject to a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

Referral is Required

The ACT! program requires a referral from a medical provider. We accept referrals from many types of medical providers including primary care or specialist physicians, nursing staff, registered dietitians, school nurses, and physical therapists. Your medical provider may fax this form to us on our secure line at (844) 836-8957.

Download English Referral Form

Descargar el Formulario de Referencia en Español

Buuxi Foomkan oo Ku Qoran af-Somali


Learn More

To learn more about ACT!, inquire about participating, or ask a question, please schedule a call today or fill out the "Contact us to get started" form below and include your child's full name and date of birth in the message box.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.