COVID-19 Help From the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor YMCAs

The YMCA is adopting and offering a variety of family resources and events in southeast Michigan. Here, find out what your local YMCA has happening for you in September 2020.

The front of a YMCA

Are you looking for something enriching to fill your family’s weekend while sticking close to home? Your local YMCA delivers with a variety of virtual activities for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages.

In September, 2020, the YMCA is stepping up to help families during the COVID-19 crisis with online classes and community services.

Get the details about these options and more right here — and be sure to check-in next month for even more YMCA offerings here in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Love the work you’re seeing YMCA do to support the community? Consider starting your career there. The Y is currently offering both full-time and part-time career opportunities. Find more information about career opportunities here. You can also support your local club as a COVID-19 member. Learn more here.

At-home workouts

Enjoy free access to more than 100 workouts. Ask your club how to subscribe to even more health content, including 800 virtual fitness options.

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Detroit Can Film Festival

This second annual festival features the theme “What Really Matters Now” and is looking for submissions. Share your 10-second video on this topic for a chance to score a cash prize of $500 for youth ages 12 -17 or $250 for adults 18-plus. The festival will be held at the Boll Family YMCA in Downtown Detroit on a date to be determined. Submissions will be posted on the Y Arts YouTube and Facebook pages.

Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway, Suite 3A, Detroit
  • Downriver Family YMCA, 16777 Northline Road, Southgate
  • Farmington YMCA, 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Farmington Schools Sites
  • South Oakland Family YMCA, 1016 W. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, 7300 Hickory Ridge Road, Holly

Select YMCA locations offer affordable early education for kids in pre-k along with childcare for children as young as six weeks. Programming aims to help strengthen the family unit and help kids build skills needed to start school. All programs offer free or low-cost meals to kids and will keep up on proper coronavirus safety protocols.

Headspace

Staying inside isn’t always easy but you can make it a bit more calming with meditation, sleep and mindfulness exercises offered by the YMCA.

SilverSneakers on-demand

Community seniors find online classes, health tips and workout videos geared toward them and their health needs.

Support for furloughed employees

Those who have been laid-off or furloughed fine support and other benefits through the YMCA.

Virtual Arts

The YMCA and the Detroit Creativity Project came together to form the Improv Project online, which offers interactive arts and education.

Virtual career prep

This online service for teens helps them prepare for life beyond high school. Replace with call 313-223-2841 for more information. 

Virtual YMCA

The YMCAs might be closed for the time being, but you can still find all kinds of community support — including information on utility shut-off prevention, unemployment, food pickup and much more.

YMCA at home

Keep your body and mind in shape with at-home fitness and wellness tips for both individuals and families with kids.

YMCA Youth SportPort

This sports equipment sharing program encourages outdoor play by providing kids with access to baseball, basketball, tennis, hockey and other sporting equipment.

YMCA 360

Try all the newest YMCA classes and programming from the comfort of your home with this on-demand video service.

Content brought to you by the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. For more information on your local YMCA, or details on even more YMCA happenings, ymcadetroit.org.

This post is updated regularly.

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