Everyone has a unique YMCA story and we want you to share yours. In honor of Healthy Kids Day, we are sponsoring an essay contest for kids ages 6-8th grade. Share your story and enter to win an official Healthy Kids Day Essay Contest t-shirt, exclusive CYBEX Fitness pedometer and have your work published online!

Official contest rules


I have read and agree with the official contest rules and grant the YMCA of Metro Chicago permission to publish my essay.