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Join the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the Naked Karate Girls for a night of fun, dancing, and food supporting youth development. 


Why Party?
The Y believes young people deserve a chance, regardless of their family's income status. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati programs are designed to strengthen families and offer key building blocks that young people need to succeed in life. From early childhood education, to afterschool programs, summer camp, the teen Achievers, the Y is committed to helping youth in our community. Because of your donation nearly 4,000 kids are able to participate in Y programming who otherwise would not have this opportunity.


Did you know that with your support, each year, the Y...

Prepares 600 children for success in kindergarten
Early learning programming at the Y addresses the holistic development of young children by supporting brain development, early literacy, development of healthy habits, and strong parental skills.

Supports the academic achievement of 4,000 youth in afterschool programs
Research shows that children who participate in quality afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool programming at the Y is specially geared to achieve these results.


Promotes literacy and combats summer learning loss at day and overnight camps that engage nearly 6,000 children
YMCA day and overnight campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork, and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. Camp builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures, where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves.

Accomplishes a 100% senior graduation rate for students participating in the YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program
Over 40 professional mentors work with the Y and Achievers in this college readiness and career exploration program, which provides teens with the tools needed to pursue higher education and identify different career paths.


Your contribution and attendance helps the YMCA honor its commitment to helping youth in the Greater Cincinnati community.


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Join the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati to unveil an exciting new fitness program for children called Born to Move™.  The free Born to Move™ classes will begin in October 2014. Families are invited to participate in the program that utilizes energizing music, games, dance, magic, and the power of imagination to encourage kids to get active.

Learn more about Born to Move™ on their website, or view a video of a sample workout here.




We're back in action this spring, summer, and fall in 2014! The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati returns to revitalized Washington Park in downtown Cincinnati with its free workout series, for members and guests alike! Join us every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. sharp, from April to October. Download an updated schedule, or view the schedule on 3CDC's website.





Click here to download our 2014 Fall Events Guide and learn more about the exciting events the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers to families this fall!