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FREE YMCA Summer Memberships for K-12 Educators, Faculty & Staff

FREE YMCA Memberships for Washtenaw County & Southern Livingston County Early Childhood Educators, K-12 Educators, Faculty & Staff 

Join the Ann Arbor YMCA with no fees through August 31st, 2024. 

As a token of our gratitude for your hard work and dedication throughout the school year, the Ann Arbor YMCA is delighted to offer Early Childhood Educators and K-12 staff in Washtenaw County a complimentary summer Y membership (June 17-August 31). We understand the past year has been particularly challenging, and we want to support you in taking some well-deserved time for relaxation, fitness, and family fun.

What your free summer membership includes: 

  • Access to all YMCA facilities, including pools, gym, and fitness center 
  • A wide variety of free fitness classes, wellness programs and events 
  • Discounted rates on swim lessons and aquatics programming 
  • Family-friendly activities and events 
  • Learn More About the Benefits of a Membership at the YMCA. 

How To Signup:   

Join online here:
Start by selecting your membership type (ignore the rates you see initially) and enter the requested personal information for your account. After signing the membership agreements, you will be led to the final payment screen that allows for you to enter a promotional code. Be sure to enter and apply the promotion code K12EDU to receive your free membership.  

Note: you may be required to add a credit card on file to your account, but rest assured, this card will NOT be charged.  

Join in person:
Stop by the front desk and let them know that you are an Early Childhood Educator or K-12 staff person in Washtenaw County. They will have your complete membership paperwork to begin your membership. If attending in person, please be sure to bring a copy of a photo I.D. to the Y to join. 

After joining, you will receive an email indicating that you have 7 days to verify your status as a Early Childhood Educator or K-12 staff person in Washtenaw/Southern Livingston County through an online form. If not verified, the membership will automatically be cancelled.  


What happens after the summer? 

On August 1st, 2024, you will receive an email from the Y asking if you’d like to extend your membership beyond the August 31 expiration date. If you indicate at that time that you would like to continue your membership, all Early Childhood Educators and K-12 staff who have received a free summer membership will have their joining fees waived AND receive a recurring 20% discount on the monthly membership dues beginning on September 1st, 2024. There is no locked-in contract, and you can cancel your membership as long as 30-days written notice is provided. If you do not respond to the email from the Y about extending your membership, it will automatically cancel effective August 31st, 2024.