Free One-Year YMCA Memberships for 7th Graders

August 23, 2022

Chester County seventh and eighth graders, you are going to want to get to the YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) is proud to continue its 7th Grade Initiative, which offers any seventh grader in Chester County a free one-year youth membership.

Students simply need to bring a school ID, roster or report card, along with a parent or guardian, to their local branch to register.  

After registering, youth members have use of the YMCA’s facilities. Participants can swim, play in our gyms, work out in our wellness centers and participate in programs, classes and sports. Annually, more than 1,100 seventh graders take advantage of this free membership.

As kids face adolescence’s challenges, they’re more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family and to experiment with unhealthy behaviors. The 7th Grade Initiative offers an alternative, where they can make new friends while staying active and also avoid exposure to those counter-productive behaviors.

 For more information on the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s 7th Grade Initiative, please visit or stop in any one of our Chester County locations including the Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Lionville Community YMCA, Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center, Upper Main Line YMCA and West Chester Area YMCA.  

For more information on the Corporate Challenge or to learn how you can support the 7th Grade Initiative contact your nearest branch or visit online at