Just because we aren’t in the same room doesn’t mean we can’t be here for each other, together.

At the Y, we remain committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving your health and well-being and giving back and providing support to our neighbors. That’s why we’ve partnered with our youth development and healthy living experts to provide you with virtual access to the best group fitness classes on the go and resources for kids to learn, grow and thrive even when school’s out.

All blue text below is hyperlinked! Check back regularly for updated resources, and share your tips, workouts, and motivational moments with us (@AnnArborYMCA) on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

Youth and Family Resources

The Y is offering online classes for all members of the family. You may register by clicking on the red button at the top of this page.

211.orgUnited Way of Southeast Michigan Resource Page. Includes  fun, healthy lunches for your children, parenting groups or utility assistance.

Ann Arbor Public School Resources:  Information includes list of food distribution days and sites, continuous learning packets, resources available for students dealing with depression, grief, loss and other mental health issues.

Ann Arbor District Library Includes downloadable books and ability to sign up for a library card if you need one!

Ypsilanti Community Schools Resources: Information includes a list of food distribution days and sites, downloadable enrichment packets, and information about childcare options for parents who are considered essential workers and can’t stay home.

Ann Arbor YMCA Child Care teachers are sharing their gifts online!  See them here:

Age-appropriate curriculum resources regarding child abuse prevention from Praesidium’s Building Boundaries program:

Colors with Mr. Mark and Mr. Daniel!
Movement Song with Ms. Suvani
Spring Song with Ms. Suvani
Ms. Suvani’s Craft, part I
Ms. Suvani’s Craft, part II
Ms. Suvani’s Craft, part III
Ms. Aubrey makes ice cream at home
Miss Sarah’s Song
Ms. Benedette’s Poem
Story Time with Ms. Kim
Make a Dinosaur Fossil with Ms. Aubrey

Health and Wellness


FREE VIRTUAL & OUTDOOR CLASSES FROM YOUR Y! Winter session runs Jan. 4 – Feb. 28.  We look forward to seeing you in class!

RESET Challenge

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired in these COVID-19 times? The Ann Arbor YMCA invites all in the community to participate in a free six-week Reset challenge designed to help transform spirit, mind and body.

Beginning Jan. 11, 2021, you can opt-in to the free challenge by texting RESET to 844.608.9622. Membership is NOT required to join the challenge.

Follow the prompts to sign-up for the challenge that begins Feb. 1st. You will receive three texts a week filled with motivation, challenges, workouts and more. We’ll experiment with activities and rhythms designed to open us up to a purpose-driven life. Take the challenge, have some fun and discover what it means to hit the RESET button.

Participating in the Reset challenge will allow anyone to attend the Y for three visits during the challenge to enjoy access to the YMCA downtown membership branch.

Visit www.annarborymca.org/reset for more information.

Registration for all classes is here.

Are you a swimmer? Here are some great dry land exercises to help you stay strong while you are out of the water!

In addition, enjoy these virtual on-demand classes from your YMCA and across the movement:

Les Mills Classes
Ann Arbor YMCA Youtube Channel

Sign up for a fun, free fitness challenge for all Y members! ytraak.org/stayhealthy

Community Resources:


The Ann Arbor YMCA participated in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. As part of the CARES act, the USDA’s Farmers to Families program paid farmers for their produce instead of it being destroyed. Partnerships between non-profit organizations and distributors ensure the fresh produce reaches communities who most often lack access to healthy, non-processed foods.

The USDA exercised authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need by partnering with national, regional and local suppliers whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses. The 25 lb boxes of produce contained fruits and vegetables, many locally produced.

Learn how to safely unpack your groceries here
Find local businesses to support here (there is also a list found by scrolling to the bottom of this page).
Food Safety FAQs
Takeout FAQs
Grocery Store FAQs

Ann Arbor City COVID-19 Resources
Links to Community Food Distribution Resources

Washington Post free coverage

NY Times free coverage
Wall Street Journal free coverage
BBC Coronavirus coverage

The Economist – you have to log in for free coronavirus coverage
TED Connects – “we’ll speak to experts whose ideas can help us think and work through this moment with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom”
Poynter – useful advice how to avoid coronavirus disinformation


Road to Resilience Podcast
Your Three Feet of Influence
Staying healthy in our pandemic – Vibhu Krishna

We Asked Experts How to Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety
OneMedical Tips on managing anxiety about Coronavirus

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19