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.

Summer 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? Summer ACT! Parties are where your family can spend quality time together playing active games, learn to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle, and enjoy a healthy snack! Activities will be followed by a short Question and Answer session for families who want to learn more about the ACT! program.

Download our Summer BINGO card here >

Kent YMCA Summer ACT! Party

  • Date: Monday, August 12, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Kent YMCA
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Bellevue Family YMCA Summer ACT! Party

  • Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Bellevue Family YMCA
  • Register >

"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.


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


    For any questions, please email us at ChronicDiseasePrevention@seattleymca.org

    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

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    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.


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