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   Welcome to the Y. We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children
   joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids,
   promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


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The mission of the Kankakee Area YMCA is: "to put Christian principles into practice through programs building healthy spirit, mind, and body for all."

For Youth Development

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. We offer activies and programs in:

For Healthy Living

Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. The Y wants you to live healthy. Get started, intensify your workout, eat smart and find life balance. Let us help you today! Connect with friends new and old to get fit and engage in friendly competition.

  • Family Fun Nights
  • AquaEX
  • Active Older Adults
  • Adult Sport Leagues
  • Fitness Assessments 
  • Zumba In and Out of the Pool

For Social Responsibility

We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience 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.

  • Giving
  • Volunteerism
  • Social Services
  • Global Services
  • Advocacy