The Kankakee Area YMCA is more than just a gym. It’s a movement of thousands of people making positive changes in their lives and their community. The YMCA serves people from various walks of life, strengthening spirit, mind, and body and improving physical well-being in a healthy and friendly environment. The YMCA is Kankakee's premier provider of family health and wellness.
The Y is the starting point for many youths to learn about becoming and staying active while developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. These benefits are far greater than just physical health, for they impact all aspects of daily living.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.
Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. The Y wants you to live healthily. Get started, intensify your workout, eat smart and find balance in your life. Let us help you today! Connect with friends, new and old, to get fit and engage in friendly competition.
We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experiences and strong relationships in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education, and public health.
The Y is you - the generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.