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Fox Valley Family YMCA Now Accepting Toys for Tots Applications

The Fox Valley Family YMCA is now accepting Toys for Tots applications. 

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Download, print and complete your application. Or visit Central or West Branch to fill out an application.
  2. Before dropping off your application, make sure you have your ID, medical card or government assistance paperwork and a birth certificate for each child on the application.
  3. Drop off your application at the front desk at either Central or West Branch.

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 6.

Black Friday Reimagined

Friday, Nov. 24 | 10am-2pm

An alternative Black Friday event focused on family togetherness and tradition. Opt-out of shopping – instead choose to spend quality time with your family at this FREE event for members and non-members! Grab your family and jump into a game of Dodgeball or a session of Family Zumba. Take a break from the games to visit our craft booth where we'll be making kindness-themed Advent Calendars. Later in the afternoon, splash on the Aqua Track from 1-2pm. Food and drink will be provided for FREE. Can't pass up those Black Friday deals? Swing by for the festivities after shopping and bring those holiday gifts with you so we can wrap them for you! We'll have a wrapping paper booth setup – bring your own wrapping paper or choose from our selection.

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY: We're excited to announce that this holiday season we will be donating 5% of our Black Friday Gift Card Special sales to CASA Kendall County! Read more about CASA's important mission here: http://www.casakendallcounty.org/

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SPECIALS:
>>Become a Member: No Join Fee. No Payment. Black Friday only. Must visit Front Desk to register. 1st Draft is Dec. 15th.
>>Train with us: 10% off Personal Training Packages for current participants. 20% off for new participants. Limit 2 packages per customer. Special ends Nov. 26th.
>>Give the Gift of Wellness: Buy $100 in Y Gift Cards, get $20 in Y bucks. Y bucks can only be used towards Programs. Special ends Dec. 25th.

Black Friday Deals are back!

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SPECIALS

  • Become a Member: No Join Fee. No Payment. Black Friday only. Must visit Front Desk to register. 1st Draft is Dec. 15th.
  • Train with us: 10% off Personal Training Packages for current participants. 20% off for new participants. Limit 2 packages per customer. Special ends Nov. 26th.
  • Give the Gift of Wellness: Buy $100 in Y Gift Cards, get $20 in Y bucks. Y bucks can only be used towards Programs. Special ends Dec. 25th.

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
We're excited to announce that this holiday season we will be donating 5% of our Black Friday Gift Card Special sales to CASA Kendall County! Read more about CASA's important mission here: http://www.casakendallcounty.org/

THIS GIVING TUESDAY, DONATE FOR A BETTER US

We can’t do it alone. We’re STRONGER TOGETHER.

Every day, the Y strengthens communities for kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the“us” who live in them find the power of their full potential. 

As the nation's leading charity organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, it's important to know that the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our community. Through generous contributions, the Fox Valley Family YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to utilize the Y, regardless of income, to the extent funds are available.

One hundred percent of these donations go to scholarships such as: Membership, Child Care, Before and After School Child Care, Summer Day Camp, Youth Sports, Youth Aquatics, Community Outreach, Gymnastics, Dance, and more. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Give for a better us.

HOW CAN I HELP?

  •  Lead by example and give on Tuesday, November 28!
  • Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/fvfymca
  • Follow us on Twitter @fvfymca
  • Follow us on Instagram @fvfymca
  • Share with your friends on social media that you gave, and encourage others to give!

six easy ways to give!

  1. Click to Donate Now! 
  2. Stop by our Central or West Branch locations.
  3. Click the Donate Now button on our Facebook page.
  4. Contact us: 630-552-4100 or 815-786-9998 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  5. Deduct through your Membership bank draft*.
  6. Drop your donation in the mail.

Please make checks payable to:
Fox Valley Family YMCA
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
or 707 S. Main Street, Sandwich, IL 60548

*Monthly bank draft is applicable to total amounts of $50 or more.

All pledges are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Federal Tax ID# 36-3028169.

New Safety-Centric Swim Lesson Curriculum Introduced

In August, the Fox Valley Family YMCA adopted and implemented Y USA’s new safety-centric Swim Lesson curriculum. The updated swim program has evolved to better meet the needs of the people the Y serves.

“I can confidently say that there is no other swim program in the area that exceeds our level of combining safety with proper swim mechanics,” said FVFY Aquatics Director Kevin Satler.

The latest evolution of Y swim lessons accommodates students of varying abilities and helps foster a sense of achievement as swimmers progress between levels.

“The new lesson guides make the curriculum easier for instructors to teach and easier for kids to learn. Every lesson is different, which makes it exciting for the kids,” said Alissa Keebler, swim lesson coordinator.

Through this approach, advanced swimmers flow more easily to higher levels while swimmers who need more instruction can learn at their own pace. “The new curriculum allows kids to explore in the water – flying like superheroes or pretending to be submarines – in search of the best way to move through water,” said Keebler.

To make this change, FVFY sent swim instructors to training in Iowa to become certified in the new safety-based curriculum. Keebler took it a step further.

Maribeth Mees, the Y USA’s director of leadership development and training, approached Keebler with the opportunity to pursue Swim Lesson Trainer status, in which she would be able to train new staff and staff from other Y’s in the new swim curriculum. Y USA funded the three-day trip to Atlanta.

“Moving forward, we can ensure that all of the new staff we bring on board are receiving the highest quality training in swim safety and instruction,” said Steph Majewski, FVFY interim CEO. “On top of that, we now have the ability to host and train staff from other Y’s. Our goal is not only to teach swim safety in our pool, but to reach other Y’s and their members. Bigger picture is teaching water safety beyond our community.”


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