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7th Grade Membership

FREE Y Membership for 7th Graders!

The Pocono Family YMCA is proud to collaborate with the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCA's on the 7th Grade Membership Initiative.  The Y will provide a free membership to 7th Graders in Monroe County.  Memberships will run from September to August proceeding the school year.  7th Graders may sign up at any time during the year but the membership will expire on August 31st. 

The 7th Grade Membership Initiative is an opportunity for the Y to engage, cultivate and connect with youth at a time that is most crucial to their development.  By providing a safe and fun environment for 7th graders, the Y is assisting youth to learn about healthier lifestyles, gain independance, and make new friends. 

What is Included with my Membership?

Access to the Pocono Family YMCA in Stroudsburg.

Access to the fitness center and cardio suite after completing the Teen Strength Program.

Access to the pool for recreational/open swim times.

Access to Open Gym time in the Basketball Court.

Basic Group Exercise classes. 

Member rates on programs. 




Sign up Today!  Here's How:

1.  Come to the Y with a parent or guardian

2.  Present a report card, class roster, or student ID with photo and grade showing that the student will be entering the 7th grade during the school year. 

3.  Complete the Y membership application

4.  Complete the 7th Grade Membership Parent & Student Agreement


Why 7th Graders?

Research shows that seventh grade is a critical time in a young person's life when exposure to risk factors greatly increases.  Risk factors are conditions or influences that have been shown to increase the likelihood for unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school drop-out and violence.  It is also during the teen years that youth begin to distance themselves from family and positive support systems. 

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower these youth to reach their personal potential.  We also provide youth with knowledge, skills, character, and passion to be more active in the community as adults. 


Teen Strength Program

This program is available to members and non-members between the ages of 12-15.  They will learn the proper strength and cardiovascular training techniques.    Upon completion of the program they will receive their Teen Strength card to wear as active members in the fitness and cardio centers.

Fees:  Members  $50