The YMCA of the North is proud to offer two military initiatives to eligible military personnel and families. These initiatives gives military members extra support and access to vital resources that promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It’s another way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

If you have suggestions on more ways we can support you, we want to hear from you. Please send  your suggestions, feedback or questions to Kerry! Givens at kerry.givens@ymcamn.org.

Military Outreach Initiative

In partnership with the Armed Services (ASYMCA), the Y is offering a 6 month membership through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Outreach Initiative (MOI).

The Armed Services YMCA has partnered with YMCAs, as well as national and independent fitness centers nationwide to offer Title 10 services members and their family free access to fitness centers. Learn More

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Supporting Healthy Veterans Communities – Service Matters

The Y is offering eligible military Veteran personnel and families who are new to the YMCA, a temporary discount made available through grant funding. The Service Matters Veteran discount has limited availability.

As a small token of our gratitude, and to honor those that protected and served our nation, the Minnesota Alliance of YMCAs is waiving all enrollment fees for veterans and their immediate family. Learn More

Veteran Rendezvous Outreach

YMCA reaching out to include our Veteran families in the community

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Funding for current programming is in thanks to the MDVA Support our Troops Grant—www.MinnesotaVeteran.org/SOT.

MidCountry Bank donates $125,000 for YMCA of the North Military and Veteran Engagement Programs and Services

The funds will support the wellbeing for the military community with programs including veteran family overnight camp, kids to camp, family sports day in partnership with the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota United, YMCA members and Y move program.

MidCountry Bank donates $125,000 for YMCA of the North Military and Veteran Engagement Programs and Services

Pictured Left to right – Karen Larson, Glen Gunderson, Chris Vosbeek (CFO of MidCountry Bank) and Kerry! Givens.