Youth in grades 2nd-12th can become members of the Y at a discounted cost.
What does this membership include?
-Teen & Tutoring Center
-Walking/ Running Track
-Access to adult group fitness classes (for youth over 14 years)
-Discounted member pricing on swimming lessons
-Discounted member pricing on youth sports (tennis, soccer, football, basketball and many more!)
-Discounted member pricing on gymnastics programming
-Please note that the Youth Membership does not include access to our Wellness Center or Cardio Loft machines or weights. Youth may choose to instead get a Youth Wellness Center membership for $16.25 per month which gives youth access to these areas if they are over 14 years old.
YOUTH MEMBERSHIP COSTS
Household Income / Membership Per Child
Less Than $24,000 : $1/year
$24,001-$32,500 : $5/year
$32,501-$47,100 : $25/year
More Than $47,100 : $60/year
As of October 1, 2015, a sliding fee scale will be used to determine the price of a membership. Four income levels will be used to determine the cost of a youth membership. For families in need, youth memberships will still cost just $1. Families at the top end of the income range will pay just $60 for a year youth membership. Any youth in grades 2 – 12 who lives within a 30 mile radius of Austin. This membership provides access to the gym, pool, tennis and racquetball courts, walking track, Youth Gym, and Youth Zone. This membership does not include access to the Wellness Center, Cardio Loft, cardio machines or free weights. No need to purchase for youth if your family has a family membership or if youth has a Youth Wellness Center Membership. Parents do not need to provide proof of income, they will just need to check the appropriate income box on the application form. To learn more about this membership, click on the button below.
The Y is able to provide the Youth Membership due to generous support from Hormel Foods, The Hormel Foundation, United Way of Mower County and our own Y members. If you have any questions about the Youth Membership, please contact Carolyn Rugg at 507.433.1804 or email@example.com. Please note that a parent or guardian signature is required to join or renew this membership. There are no exceptions to this rule. The fee is due at the time of joining or renewal.
YOUTH MEMBERSHIP FAQ’S
How do I sign my child up for the Youth Membership?
All you need to do is stop by the Y and fill out a membership application form. A parent signature is required to join or renew this membership. There are no exceptions to this rule. The fee is due at the time of joining or renewal.
What happened to the $1 Youth Membership and why did it change?
For decades, the YMCA of Austin has offered membership to area youth for the price of $1 per year. Beginning October 1st, 2015, the pricing structure will change, but one thing will stay the same: kids in need will pay $1 for their Youth Membership.When the Shaw Gym was closed in the early 1980s, Dick Knowlton worked with the Austin Y to ensure area youth had year-round access to recreational facilities. Dick helped the Y find funding for the program from the United Way, the Hormel Foundation, and the Hormel Foods Corporation. Still today, these donors finance a majority of the program, with the YMCA subsidizing the balance of the cost of the memberships. For some time, the funding partners have encouraged the YMCA to consider changing the manner in which the Y’s youth memberships are offered. After careful consideration and extensive discussion, the Y’s board of directors has decided to make a change in our youth membership program. As of October 1, 2015, a sliding fee scale will be used to determine the price of a membership. Four income levels will be used to determine the cost of a youth membership. For families in need, youth memberships will still cost just $1. Families at the top end of the income range will pay just $60 for youth memberships.
Will my child be able to use the facility without me?
Yes, child in grades 2nd and up are able to use the Y facility without a supervising adult.
How does my child get into the building?
All members, including youth with a Youth Membership must bring their membership ID card with them in order to gain entrance into the building.
What locker room can my child use with this membership?
All youth must use boys and girls locker room B.
Can my child still get financial assistance for youth sports and programs with this membership?
Absolutely! Just stop by our Front Desk to pick up a financial assistance form or ask to speak with our Member Services Director Sandy Halbach at 507.433.1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my child use the Wellness Center with this membership?
No, but they may choose instead to get a Youth Wellness Membership which is $16.25 per month to use the Wellness Center if they are 14 years or older.
Can my child go to group fitness classes with this membership?
Yes, as long as they are 14 years or older.