Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. It is an opportunity for Ys to kick off the summer, encourage enrollment in summer programming and increase engagement with families across the community.
In 2022 marks 30 Years of Celebrating Healthy Kids at the Y—that’s 30 years of highlighting how the Y helps build healthy, resilient kids through physical activity, nutritious foods, learning opportunities, and more.
The day-long event is celebrated at over by over 1.2 million participants nationwide. YMCAs across the country host free community events aimed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months. Each location curates a wide array of fun and exciting activities for their communities that are designed to inspire kids to get active while simultaneously teaching families how to develop routines that support mental and physical health at home.