The 7th Grade Initiative

All kids have enormous potential. At the Y, we work every day to help teens set and achieve their personal and educational goals in settings where they can have a sense of belonging and feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. The Waynesboro Area YMCA is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs in promoting the 7th Grade Membership Initiative, which provides a FREE membership to all 7th Graders in the Waynesboro Area School District.

As youth begin to face the many challenges of adolescence, they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family, and to experiment with unhealthy and illegal behaviors. 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.

What is included in the membership?

Facility Access including:

  • Teen Center
  • Pools
  • Gyms
  • Fitness Rooms (for those 13 years +)
  • Member Prices for all YMCA programs!

After receiving the 7th Grade Initiative forms, parents must:

Provide proof of grade (report card, class schedule, school ID)

Parent must return all the above forms to Member Services in order to activate the membership.