At the Y, we believe kids can do anything with the right support. that's why we're committed to helping kids get on (and stay on!) a healthy youth development journey that includes physical, cognitive and social-emotional growth. From achieving goals, to making friends, and developing strong character, the Y supports youth from cradle to career.
We know that kids gain weight faster during the summer months and that youth from low income neighborhoods are disproportionately affected by summer learning loss due to limited or no access to reading materials outside of school.
Healthy Kids Day is the Y's annual, nationwide initiative designed to inspire all youth, parents, and caregivers—regardless of membership status—to get active and make healthy choices over the summer and beyond.
Healthy Kids Day is coming to Des Moines!
Saturday, April 27
John R. Grubb Community YMCA
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Partners from all over the community will be sponsoring activities that promote children's mental, emotional and physical health!
South Suburban YMCA
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Waukee APEX students are hosting crafts, parachute games and several outdoor sports!
Walnut Creek YMCA
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
at Dowling Stadium