The Y is a not-for-profit health and human services organization committed to helping people grow in spirit, mind and body. We focus on nurturing kids and teens, improving people’s health and well-being, and giving back to our neighbors. The Y believes that every person should have an opportunity to participate and pursue their own personal goals regardless of skill or financial status. Generous donations to the Y’s Annual Campaign provide funds for scholarship assistance to those who may need support.

The Ann Arbor Y offers financial assistance for membership on a case-by-case basis dependent upon gross annual income, household, and special circumstances. We utilize current Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income data in Washtenaw County in order to distribute aid in a way that reflects our community.

Membership

The Open Arms financial assistance program offers scholarships towards membership which allows access to our gym, basketball courts, indoor pools and fitness floor and all the other benefits that come with belonging to the Y community. Scholarships are awarded on the 1st and the 15th of each month. If you submit your application between the 2nd and the 15th of the month, your membership will be approved for the 1st of the following month. If you submit your application between the 16th and 1st, your membership will be approved for the 15th of the following month. All applications require written proof of income to determine the appropriate scholarship award every 6 months.  For more information, please contact Melika Belhaj, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at mbelhaj@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8007.

The application may be found here

Scholarships for classes are requested online through our Class Scholarship Request Form. These requests are accepted between the Friday-Monday before each session’s online registration begins. The request form closes on Monday at 9:00 a.m.

Winter I Session Scholarship Requests:  12/13/19 – 12/16/19 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 12/18/19
Community online registration begins: 12/20/19
Winter I Class Session Dates: 1/6/20 – 2/23/20

Spring I Scholarship Requests: 2/7/20 – 2/10/20 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 2/12/20
Community online registration begins: 2/14/20
Spring I Class Session Dates: 2/22/20 – 4/19/20

Spring II Scholarship Requests: 4/3/20 – 4/6/20 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 4/8/20
Community online registration begins: 4/10/20
Spring II Class Session Dates: 4/20/19 – 6/7/20

Summer I Scholarship Requests: 6/5/20 – 6/8/20 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 6/10/20
Community online registration begins: 6/12/20
Summer Class Session Dates: 6/22/20 – 7/26/20

Summer II Scholarship Requests: 7/10/20 – 7/13/20 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 7/15/20
Community online registration begins: 7/17/20
Summer Class Session Dates: 7/27/20 – 8/30/20

Fall I Scholarship Requests: 8/28/20-8/31/20 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 9/2/20
Community online registration begins: 9/4/20
Fall I Class Session Dates: 9/14/20-10/25/20

Fall II Scholarship Requests: 10/9/20 – 10/12/20 (9:00 a.m.)
Member online registration begins: 10/14/20
Community online registration begins: 10/16/20
Fall II Class Session Dates: 10/26/20-12/20/20

Questions? Melika Belhaj, Financial Assistance Coordinator Phone: (734) 661-8007 Email: mbelhaj@annarborymca.org

Day Camps
YMCA summer day camps are all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships and memories. We do our best to ensure every child has an opportunity to attend camp and we look forward to receiving your application for financial assistance. We evaluate scholarship applications and distribute funds based on gross annual income, the number of persons in a household, and special circumstances. Information regarding Summer 2020 will be available in early 2020.

If you have any questions about the process for Summer 2020 please contact Financial Assistance Coordinator, Melika Belhaj, at mbelhaj@annarborymca.org.

Camp AGQ

Camp Al-Gon-Quian is the Ann Arbor YMCA’s residential summer camp located on Burt Lake in Northern Michigan. We are excited to offer financial assistance so all campers have the chance to participate in residential camp. We do our best to ensure every child has an opportunity to attend camp and we look forward to receiving your application for financial assistance. We evaluate scholarship applications and distribute funds based on gross annual income, the number of persons in a household, and special circumstances.

Information regarding financial assistance for Summer 2020 may be found here. If you have any questions please contact Melika Belhaj, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at mbelhaj@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8007.

Ann Arbor Youth Sports Leagues

Applications for youth sports leagues (soccer, basketball and flag football) are accepted only the weekend before YMCA program registration begins. Applications are submitted via our Class/Program Scholarship request survey. The link to this survey can be found here.

For more information, please contact Melika Belhaj, Financial Assistance Coordinator, at mbelhaj@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8007.

Ypsilanti After School Sports Programs

Information on financial assistance for Ypsilanti after school programs can be found in the registration flyer available at your child’s school office. For more information, please contact Cara Easley, Assistant Director of Day Camps and Youth Programs in Ypsilanti, at ceasley@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8031.

Youth in Government: Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti

Scholarships available on an individual basis. For more information, please contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at adavis@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8012

Teen After School Program

Limited scholarships are available beginning in September. Scholarships are distributed during the school year as available. For more information, please contact Abbey Davis, Teen and Volunteer Director, at adavis@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8012

Child Care

Families are encouraged to apply for financial assistance after your child has been guaranteed a space in the program.  For more information, please contact Lee Anna Massey, Child Care Director at lmassey@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8058. A fillable financial assistance application maybe found here.