Press release

YMCA of Greater New York to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day @ Home on Saturday, April 18

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On Saturday, April 18, the YMCA of Greater New York will celebrate Healthy Kids Day @ Home, part of the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

Hosted on the Y’s Facebook page, Healthy Kids Day @ Home will share live family workouts, fun activities, and more ways to connect. Most resources will also be available on demand for families who aren’t able to participate in a live session.

Schedule of Events

To support middle school and high school students in YMCA programs, we’re also hosting private virtual meet ups for Y teens to learn new skills, develop leadership abilities, and connect with their peers. This is part of the YMCA’s broader effort to support our communities during this period, including providing early learning for children, temporary housing, counseling services, and remote support services for teens, immigrants, and seniors.

“Our branches may be temporarily closed, but we can still offer families fun and healthy ways to stay active at home and connected to the Y,” said Lauren Barr, Vice President, Youth & Community Development at the YMCA of Greater New York. “We’re excited to create new ways to virtually engage with our community and can’t wait to see them again in person.”

Healthy Kids Day® is an annual event typically held at thousands of YMCA locations nationwide.

As Americans remain at home to protect their health and safety, the YMCA of Greater New York launched Healthy Kids Day @ Home to ensure children and families in our communities have fun and healthy resources to stay active during this unprecedented time. The initiative is part of YMCA @ Home, the Y’s new virtual content hub that offers free virtual workouts, family activities, and community resources.

About the YMCA of Greater New York

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ymcanyc.