Exclusive Military & Veteran-Friendly Membership Rates

All military families, past and present, can now take advantage of new, exclusive military-friendly rates... A savings up to $384 annually! Find a Y below or stop by a branch today to sign up for a membership!

23 Y's in Greater St. Louis and Southwest Illinois

Y members can utilize one or all of the 23 locations in MO and IL that are most convenient. Not only that, Y Membership gives you free access to all participating U.S. YMCA locations!

Y Membership Benefits

With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.

The Unique Challenges of Military Life

Military life is unique, and for junior enlisted service member and their families, it can also be challenging. The recent health pandemic and economic hardships exacerbate the struggles young military families already face.
43% of military families feel isolated from their communities.
Isolation
43% of military families feel isolated from their communities.
Military children will be transferred by the 12th grade 6-9 times.
Frequent Moves
Military children will be transferred by the 12th grade 6-9 times.
7 in 10 military parents struggle to find affordable and accessible childcare.
Limited Child Care
7 in 10 military parents struggle to find affordable and accessible childcare.
40% of military children are on free or reduced-price lunch programs.
Food Insecurity
40% of military children are on free or reduced-price lunch programs.

See how our Y is helping families navigate military life.

We are proud to partner with the Armed Services YMCA to offer membership and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel. 

Operation Kid Comfort provides support for children of military families, who have a parent that is deployed. OKC will provide military children with a quilt or pillow that is made out of pictures of both the child and his/her deployed parent.

This initiative addresses the needs of the families of deployed military personnel and their families.

Children are able to stay connected to their deployed parents through videotapes of the parent reading their child's favorite books.