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Fall Program Preview
FREE Fall Program Preview! This fall our Y has several brand new programs to help you build spirit, mind and body. Just check out our new program guide. So many, in fact, that we thought it might make sense to put together a series of free trial classes to allow you to experience them first-hand
Give the Y a Try
GIVE THE Y A TRY! FREE ADMISSION EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER The Keene Family YMCA is opening its doors to the community this month, inviting anyone who would like to use the facility, participate in a group exercise class, or do some climbing on the 30′ indoor rock wall to give it a try for
Welcoming Week This Welcoming Week (September 9-18) the Keene Family YMCA will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs, and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants contributions to communities by bringing together all residents in a spirit of unity. View the Events Schedule Belonging Begins with Us Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that
Veterans Expo Returns to Keene Friday, September 30th, 10am-3pm at the Keene Family YMCA In 2015, Southwestern Community Services, led by their Supportive Services for Veterans Program staff members John Rider and Matt Primrose, held the first Cheshire County Veterans Summit & Stand Down. The event featured representatives from several local service agencies that shared
Find Your Y
Treat yourself. And a friend. Are you a member of the Keene Family YMCA? Whether you are or not we have some exciting news for you! All month long, current members who refer a friend to the Y will earn a FREE MONTH of membership! And for not-yet-members, join in July with NO JOIN FEE.
Skate with Chill
2022 Skateboard Program The Keene Family YMCA has partnered with the Monadnock Youth Coalition and Keene Housing Kids Collaborative to bring you this FREE Positive Youth Development program by the Chill Foundation. Chill inspires youth to overcome challenges through boardsports – building resiliency through targeted lessons and challenging physical activities. All gear and services necessary
Support Your Y for a Stronger Community
The Y, one of the region’s largest charitable organizations, raises funds year-round through its Annual Campaign. When you support your Y, you help to ensure that families, children and seniors most in need are able to access YMCA programs and services, including childcare, swim lessons, summer camp and health and wellness classes. The Y aims
30 Years Of Celebrating Healthy Kids
The Keene Family YMCA is kicking off the summer with the return of Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30th. After a 2-year, hiatus, we’re excited to bring back this fun, free community-wide event that encourages kids to be kids and helps to set them up for a summer of success. This year’s event will
RSVP for “Equity Matters” The Keene Family YMCA, in partnership with the Monadnock Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Coalition invite you to “Equity Matters” – a discussion with Dr. Francois “Officer” Clemmons at the Keene Family YMCA on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 4:15 pm. Listen as Dr. Clemmons shares his life experiences as a
5 Women who changed our world
Since 1987, March has been designated Women’s History Month in the United States. It is a time for us to reflect on the significant contributions of women throughout our history. Contributions that have often been overlooked or overshadowed by those of men. There are far too many remarkable women in the world to mention here,
This is a WINTERVENTION
Last year the Y challenged the community to stay active through the winter by committing to exercising consistently for 5 weeks, 5 days per week, 20 minutes per day. Many of you rose to the challenge, completing it in grand style and setting yourselves up with some healthy habits to start the year. This year,
Heroes in Black History
February is Black History Month, and the Keene Family YMCA is celebrating by lifting up some of the many heroes in Black history whose accomplishments have not only helped shape America’s story but have impacted our global consciousness. Black History Month does not just promote diversity; it celebrates diversity by honoring those men and women