For a Better You. For a Better Family. For a Better Kansas City.

Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals and a community—better. From advocacy to early education, disease prevention to sports, swim lessons to after school programs, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhoods and the people who live here.

Now Hiring: Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter Community Center

We're looking forward to opening our expanded and renovated Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter Community Center in early 2017. To better serve our Linwood community, we are seeking talented, cause-driven individuals for to fill positions at the new facility.


Why Join?

FREE Group Exercise
FREE Water Fitness Classes
FREE Supervised Kids Zone
Cardio Fitness Centers
Strength & Weight Training
12 Pools Across the Metro

PLUS reduced rates for programs, including specialty classes, personal training, and youth activities such as sports and swimming lessons!

AND use of all YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations and participating Ys across the country.

Here for You and the Community

When you’re part of the Y, you become part of a charitable organization committed to strengthening the community. Membership offers the benefit of discounts on a wide range of programs that offer resources, support and education for you and your family to be at your best.

Y Programs

Cycle studio

We have 14 Y centers across the metro. 

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Y Events

Christmas Light 5K

Wellness Event

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Downtown North Kansas City

Get ready for holiday fun! The 4th Annual Christmas Light 5K benefits the North Kansas City YMCA’s Learn to Swim Programs, so register for the 5k or mile walk today. The event features an LED light-up medal, hot chocolate, costume contests, agegroup prizes, pictures with Santa and more!

Christmas Day - Y Locations Closed

Holiday Scheduling

Sunday, December 25, 2016 (All day)

All YMCA of Greater Kansas City locations, offices and programs are closed on Sunday, December 25 for Christmas. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, December 26. 

10th Annual Challenge Your Fashion

Fundraising Events

Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 11:00pm
Kansas City Marriott Muehlebach Downtown, 1213 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Don’t miss a special night filled with fashion and fun — for a great cause. Join honorary co-chairs Mark and Lauren Teahen for the 10th Annual Challenge Your Fashion event. Local sports celebrities will challenge their sense of style as they walk the runway to benefit the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's Challenger program on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Current and former players from your favorite local teams will leave their jerseys at home in favor of the latest fashions during this fun evening that includes dinner, the fashion show, a live and silent auction, along with live music.

Event includes: 

  • Cocktails and silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Fashion show with emcees Rex Hudler and Sports Radio 810’s Steven St. John 
  • Runway models will include local professional athletes and YMCA Challenger athletes
  • Live auction by the Nigro Brothers
  • Live music from the band Dolewite

Tickets are available for individuals. Visit for sponsorship opportunities. 

Our Mission

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.