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Do you have a Y story that has changed your life? If a story about the Y has meaning for you and you’re willing to tell it, then we believe it’s worth hearing. Your story—whether it’s about you, the people you know, or an entire community—has the potential to motivate others with real-life tales of […]

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The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Receives Ten Million Dollars from MacKenzie Scott

January 25th, 2021

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is truly grateful to MacKenzie Scott for donating a transformational gift of ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00) to support our YMCA’s efforts to be a vital partner in developing thriving communities that help Metropolitan Detroit children and families. The YMCA was one of 384 organizations, which included 43 YMCA associations from […]

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January 2021 Member Updates

January 12th, 2021

Health and Wellness Finally, it is 2021 and the YMCA is open, safe, clean, and fun! Since we were permitted to reopen, in September 2020, over 6,000 members are actively and safely using their membership. We slashed membership dues to historically low rates and they will not be raised this year. Y Members can: Utilize […]

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80 Smiles…thanks to the 2020 YMCA Adopt A Family Sponsored: by Bank of America

December 23rd, 2020 Twenty (20) families were adopted benefitting eighty (80) lives, of various racial and ethnic descent, from across the tri-county area. Fifty-eight (58) were children and twenty-two, (22) were their caregivers. One family was living in their car. Two families lost everything in a fire. Most families were experiencing economic hardships related to COVID-19 such […]

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YMCA Christmas Tree Give.A.Way Sponsored by LOWES

December 9th, 2020

Happy HolidaysLowes in partnership with the YMCA is giving away 82 pre:lighted Christmas Trees.Limited quantities will be given away on a first come first serve basis. One tree per household.Pickup and delivery is the recipient’s responsibility; there will be no holds. Distribution ScheduleSouth Oakland Family YMCA 1016 W. Eleven Mile, Royal Oak MI 48067 ( […]

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YMCA November 2020 Community Impact Report

December 1st, 2020

WOW! Over 5000 members including nearly 600 of our Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit and Renew Active members have come back to the YMCA to exercise their mind, body and spirit. We have reopened our YMCA’s and they are welcoming, clean and fun. You can learn more about our welcome back plan here. Yes, the […]

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Community Initiatives of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

November 19th, 2020

The YMCA of Metropolitan operates several non-facility based YMCAs/community initiatives in the areas: safety around water/drowning prevention, the arts, youth development, nutrition, and youth physical activity. Detroit Swims: Located inside the Boll Family YMCA 1401 Broadway, Suite 3A, Detroit, MI 48226 Healthy Living and Life Skills:  Located inside the South Oakland Family YMCA […]

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Member News Update 11.16.20 Important Changes:

November 16th, 2020

Your health and safety continue to be our top priority. Effective November 17, 2020 in compliance with the increased safety precautions outlined by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 11.15.20 to help stop the spread of COVID-19 the following YMCA safety protocols are being implemented until further notice: Maintain 12 feet of […]

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Veterans…Thank You for Your Service

November 11th, 2020

Did you know that the YMCA in partnership with the Department of Defense offers active duty military families complimentary memberships? Contact our military membership liaison Steve Krankota at or call 586.468.1411. Also in honor of our veterans the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is offering all veterans who share this message by Saturday November 14 […]

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On-Demand Wellness Videos

October 27th, 2020 Take a virtual class from one of your favorite YMCA Detroit instructors, or discover new ways to keep kids healthy and active with our YouTube Channel.

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Share Your Y Story

When we listen to and share each other's stories, we're able to catch a glimpse of all the hope, strength, and determination across southeast Michigan and how everyone's living the Y's values.

Your Y. Your Camera. Your Story. Now, it's your turn.

Do you have a Y story that's changed your life? If so, pick up your camera—any camera: a digital device, smart phone, or tablet—send your video, share your story, and show us how the Y's helped benefit you and your community.

Contact us to share your story. You might just be our next featured storyteller for the Y!