Over 100,000 Military Children Impacted by the YMCA DoD Initiative with the Armed Services YMCA


Do you know that over 1,481 YMCAs participate in the YMCA Department of Defense Initiative Program?

The Armed Services YMCA makes military life easier, and has partnered with YMCA’s nationwide along with the Department of Defense to offer youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to military families. Over 100,000 military children have been impacted by this opportunity since 2008. Active-duty, Guard, Reserve and their families can see if they are eligible for the free program by here.


  • Fun Fact- The Armed Services YMCA also partners with 300 Y’s for the Navy Special Warfare Recruit Fitness Training Program!