Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Youth Development Alerts Healthy Living Social Responsibiliy

Open Doors

Open Doors Membership Program

As the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y is committed to giving everyone in our community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, regardless of their financial circumstances.

That’s why we offer our Open Doors Program, which offers reduced membership rates to individuals and families whose financial circumstances may not allow them to pay the full membership rate. Members who experience a temporary financial setback, such as a job loss, are also encouraged to seek temporary membership assistance through the Y’s Open Doors program. The Y can provide financial assistance thanks to caring individuals and businesses who donate to our Annual Giving Campaign.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online Open Doors application below and upload your most recent tax return or other proof of income for the last 30 days
  • Download the Open Doors application, and bring it to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA along with your most recent tax return or other proof of income for the last 30 days.
  • Let our staff know that you’d like to discuss membership through Open Doors.
  • A membership representative will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your options.
  • Based on the information that you provide, he or she will assist you to determine the amount of assistance the Y is able to provide.

Open Doors Membership Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Additional Members of your Household

  • Income Information

  • If you did not file taxes or your current financial situations has changed since filing please attache all forms of income, including social security/disability payments, pension/retirement income, state assistance and unemployment. The Member Experience Director may contact you for additional information if needed or an appointment may need to be scheduled.
  • Please explain how an Open Doors membership will positively affect you and or your household. Please note that if not completed the application will not be processed.

Additional Scholarships

Additional scholarships for our programs and services may be available. Please contact the Director in charge of the program for information about scholarships to participate.

Swim Lessons- Brian Bickner, Senior Aquatics Director: bbickner@kishymca.org
Water Exercise, Group Exercise, Karate- Cami Loving, Healthy Living Director: camil@kishymca.org
Preschool, Summer Camp and Before and After School Programs: Melissa Johnson, Youth Development Director: mjohnson@kishymca.org
Youth Sports, Adult Sports- Fred Harris, Sports Coordinator: fharris@kishymca.org