Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Welcoming Week

We believe our communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome and we work together for the common good. Created by YMCA of the USA’s national partner Welcoming America, Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
Date: September 9-19

During Welcoming Week, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA will host events! 

September 9-19

Try the Y Week:

Have you considered a YMCA Membership, or do you know someone who might enjoy being a member? During Welcoming Week, we are inviting the community to Try the Y Free of charge. Photo ID and a mask are required for entry.

Map Your Origin:

Map your origin! We will display an interactive map where members and visitors can place a small dot on their country of origin to showcase our diverse population. Maps will be displayed from September 9-19 at the YMCA Front Desk.

Celebrating Culture Coloring Contest

Children and Adults can pick up the coloring sheet at the YMCA front desk or download and print a copy of the coloring sheet. Entries can be returned to the front desk by Wednesday, September 15. The winners of each age group will be selected and announced on September 17.  Download coloring sheet.

September 9, 2021

Outdoor Zumba Party

Join us for a fun outdoor Zumba Party! Zumba runs 6:45pm-7:30pm. Zumba is free and open to the community. Masks are required for check-in.

September 11, 2021

STEM Saturday
Bring the kids over for an exciting morning of hands-on activities.


September 17, 2021

Popcorn Friday
We’re celebrating the day with popcorn!