The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
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April 2018 - Look for date soon!

Grand Prairie Family YMCA

As part of our commitment to addressing critical gaps in health and education, at Healthy Kids Day, the Y is kicking off efforts to encourage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer.

Children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year. Research shows that summer learning loss is more pronounced for students in low social-economic environments. So much so that, by fifth grade, low-income kids are two to three school years behind middle-income kids. This is why we have to reach even more parents and kids this Healthy Kids Day and provide the motivation and education they need to get a jump on their summer and stay active head to toe.

To kick-start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – the Y celebrates Healthy Kids Day® with this free community for kids and families.


MAKE PLANS FOR THIS FUN FREE EVENT! Look for Spring 2018 date soon!

* Vendor booths with resources to help families live healthy lifestyles will be on hand. The following will also be featured to add to all the fun!

Bounce House, Family Obstacle Course, Family Zumba Class, fit Kids Class, Karate demo, face painting, and cool off with some Kona Ice!

Have the kids try our obstacle course:

1) 50 yard dash, 2)Parachute crawl, 3) Hula-Hoop Walk, 4) Sack Race, 5) Tire Crawl, 6) Hay Hurdle, 7) Tumbling Blocks, 8) Zig Zag Run, 9) Balance Beam, 10) Run to the Finish Line!

When your all done, come visit the video/photo booth at the end and give us your Y story to share!