Please join us on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to celebrate YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a FREE community event that encourages kids in the Gainesville community to get moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day will show children and families ways to stay active and intellectually stimulated during the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children’s health.
Please note that this event is open to the entire Gainesville community, as we want everyone to stay healthy this summer. This will be a fun event for the whole family that you won't want to miss! We can't wait to see you there!
Kicking off the Healthy Kids day event we will have a Kids Fun Run. Ages 5-9 will be running a 1/2 mile and ages 10-14 will be running 1 mile. Cost for the run is just $25 and all proceeds will go towards our Healthy Kids Campaign. This money is used to fund scholarships for low-income at risk youth to participate in our Afterschool program.
The North Central Florida YMCA is to an inclusive organization of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
All YMCA programs emphasize the four character development traits - caring, honesty, respect, responsibility. Through discussion, role modeling, and skill development, program leaders help participants develop and practice these character traits. Caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are the cornerstones of YMCA programs for all ages. We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.