The 7th Grade Initiative

The Waynesboro Area YMCA has served our community and our youth for over 106 years. We feel it is our duty to provide a safe and fun environment for Waynesboro’s youth. We are proud to launch the  7th Grade Initiative program as a way to better engage, educate, and connect to our youth right when they need it most. Not only will this provide  7th grade students with a safe environment, but it will enable students to grow in spirit, mind and body.

7th graders can participate in a new and improved enrichment program hosted outside at Cookie’s Corner Pavilion. Activities will include hiking, various sports activities, exercise activities, and community service. This program will encourage 6th and 7th graders to explore new activities while building friendships in a safe and supervised environment.

7th graders are able to participate in the pavilion program and will also receive a full youth membership which is funded in part by the United Way of Franklin County.

In response to COVID-19, the Y will be requiring everyone to wear a mask while in the YMCA. Entry will not be permitted unless a mask is worn. While at the Y, members are expected to practice social distancing and be respectful of personal boundaries of other members. If anyone is not following social distancing guidelines, they will be asked to leave. Between the hours of 2:30-5:30 pm, students coming from after school should enter through the back entrance where they will have their temperature taken and be asked a few health assessment questions. Please note, members MUST have their membership key fob. Daily guest passes will not be sold at this time.

We encourage your child to participate in our 6th and 7th Grade Initiative program!

What is included in the 7th grade membership?

Facility Access including:

  • Teen Center
  • Pools
  • Gyms
  • Fitness Rooms (for those 13 years +)
  • Member Prices for all YMCA programs!
  • Safe, monitored environment after school

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

Complete the 7th Grade Initiative Form (including parent and student signatures)
Provide current class schedule for the 2021-2022 school year
Return all the above forms to Member Services in order to activate the membership. Parent or guardian must be with the student when submitting the document to member services.

 Our 7th Grade Initiative Program will begin again in September 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check back for more information in August 2021.