We are a charitable, non-profit organization committed to helping our community by providing a safe place to be active, make friends, and belong - and most importantly, we are FOR ALL.
As part of our mission to champion equity, we provide financial aid to individuals and families who need it to be able to join our programs and be members of the Kaimuki YMCA. Your donations to the Annual Campaign go to this very fund that provides financial assistance to those who need it most.
(Learn more about Financial Aid)
It's rewarding work and as members of our community, we'd like to share with you some heartfelt thank you notes we've received over the years from our Financial Aid recipients.
Youth and Government has also impacted my life by making new connections with people not only in Hawaii but people around the United States and other countries this has really mad my life a whole lot better because I met so many wonderful people who really care about the program.
I actually had the opportunity to attend the model legislature in Arizona. It was really emotional because I got to see everyone who I met and more. The program that i thank for all of this is C.O.N.A or Conference on National Affairs. That's where I met all these amazing people.
So I'm really exited to go back to C.O.N.A this coming summer and my final year in Youth and Government. This all wouldn't be possible without my lead advisor, Jay. He brought me to this Y and every teen program that was offered.
I encourage everybody to join because this program has dramatically changed my life. I come from personal experience.
Learn more about our Youth and Government program at the YMCA of Honolulu here.
Good news everyone!
You can now scan in to the Kaimuki YMCA (and every other YMCA Honolulu branch) with our Y Mobile App!
You'll also be able to see updated schedules, upcoming events, and branch information using the app.
You can download the app here: Android // Apple
For more information and to see what it might look like on your phone, click "Read More"
At the Kaimuki YMCA, we always do our best to try new things and keeping ourselves relevant to our small community, even if that means doing things a little differently.
What are some of these things we do differently? Here are a few examples that either came about through: a) responding to feedback given to us by different members, b) exploring a creative idea by one of the staff, and c) just plain old thinking of ways to reach more people and have fun while doing it!
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"The Y fills the gaps and bridges our divides... in times of need, when we're feeling lost and sometimes, just because."
A lot of the everyday work we do can't really be captured in videos and photos, posted on social media, and the like. Sometimes our real work happens where only the people we help really get to see it - and that's enough. We are proud of all our staff and their fierce compassion - and of all the people who work for the Y and participate in the Y all over the world. Mahalo.
Here's a collection of information, insights and, inspiration from us to you 🌺