YMCA to offer FREE memberships to area 7th graders
Thanks to a generous contribution from the George L. Shields foundation, the Y will be offering a free membership to every 7th grader within the city of Frederick beginning this week. Bob Brenengen, a member of the Board of Directors of the George L. Shields foundation, presented a $25,000 check to CEO, Chris Colville, so that every 7th grader in Frederick City will receive the membership.
Chris Colville explained, “the purpose is to give our middle schoolers a safe and healthy environment with constructive activities for afterschool, weekends or anytime!” The Y hopes to expand the program to all county middle schoolers eventually. At this time, 7th graders at T.J., West Frederick, Crestwood and Monocacy middle schools will receive the offer to become members. The offer has also been extended to include 7th grade students enrolled at Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School.
Memberships are available now and the YMCA will have programming available for 7th graders starting in September. To apply, students must come into the main Y on Market Street with a parent or guardian. Students will need to bring proof from the school that they will be enrolled as a 7th grader in the fall. At that time, participants will be asked to complete our 7th grade membership application and health waiver. The membership will become active once the application process is complete.
For more information on the application process, contact Billy Coppit at 301-663-5131, ext. 1274 or email@example.com.