7th Grade Initiative



As youth begin to face the many challenges of adolescence, they are more likely to begin distancing themselves from formal organizations, friends and family, and to experiment with  unhealthy and illegal behaviors. The 7th Grade Initiative is an opportunity for the Y to engage, cultivate and connect with youth at a time that is most crucial to their development.


Program Details

·     This program is ongoing

·   Membership expires June 30th

Getting Stated

·       To participate in the 7GI Program, students must:

·       Provide a copy of final 6th or first 7th grade report card for proof of 7th grade status

·       Have a parent of guardian present at time of registration

·       A formal application will follow

Program Benefits

·     A FREE membership to the Greater Scranton YMCA with weekly workouts and fitness classes

·   Volunteer opportunities

·     Community service projects

·   Community partnerships

·     Mentoring opportunities

·   Group trips


Contact Brandon Whipple, Health and Wellness Director, at (570) 828-3116 or email bwhipple@greaterscrantonymca.org for more information!