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Twin Cities-area YMCAs offering free memberships to students this summer

It's for students in grades 9-12.

Thousands of kids in the Twin Cities will be given free access to the YMCA this summer thanks to a partnership with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. 

Their partnership strives to strengthening communities through youth development and healthy living, and with that they're offering free memberships for Twin Cities-area students in grades 9-12. 

The memberships are good from June 4 to Aug. 31 and they include: 

  • Access to the gyms for basketball and volleyball.
  • Indoor and outdoor pools. 
  • Weights, cardio machines, and all other workout equipment.
  • Exercise classes. 
  • Healthy meals
  • Leadership development and career readiness. 

Students with a valid ID, class schedule or report card and permission of an adult are eligible. Current YMCA members are not eligible. 

You can sign up online or in person June 1-15, and the earlier the better because each YMCA in the metro area can only accommodate 250 free memberships. 

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