For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range, Solutions Director Quincy Morrison, and Solutions Coordinator Mandy Peterson.
Health & Wellness
The YMCA’s health and fitness programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits. Participation in YMCA programs offers youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.
A Run for Everyone
Fun Run/ Walk Series at our Downtown Galesburg YMCA!
Join us each month for a different themed fun run/ walk around the Downtown Galesburg area. You may choose from a one, two or three mile course that will start and end at our Downtown Galesburg YMCA. Routes maps can be downloaded below. All runs begin at 8:00am. Event is FREE and open to the public.
|January 20th||Polar Prowl|
|February 17th||Sweetheart Run|
|March 17th||Lucky Leprechaun|
|April 21st||Spring Stampede|
|May 19th||Memorial Run|
|June 16th||Stache Dash|
|July 21st||Summer Sizzler|
|August 18th||Melon Dash|
|September 15th||Super Hero Run|
|October 20th||Wicked Fast... or not|
|November 17th||Thankful Turkey|
|December 8th||Reindeer Ramble|
Youth Wellness Coaching
The Knox County YMCA Youth members, ages 10-13, will be allowed to utilize the Wellness Center upon successful completion of our Youth Wellness Coaching program. Ages 10-11 will be allowed to utilize the Wellness Center, but will require parental supervision. All participants will be required to complete three one-on-one Wellness Coaching Appointments with one of our highly trained Wellness Coaching staff.
Wellness Coaching Appointments consist of the following: Youth Wellness Orientation and individual training on all equipment in the Wellness Center. Appointments can be made at our Member Service Desk. Once all requirements have been met, youth members will then be allowed to utilize the Wellness Center, according to the above guidelines.
Downtown Wellness Center Guidelines
Knox County YMCA youth members (ages 14-17 years), may utilize the Downtown Galesburg YMCA during non-staffed hours upon agreement of the following guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines.
Youth members must schedule an appointment with Melissa (below) to review the guidelines and be approved.
Please contact Melissa Bryant, Senior Member Service Coordinator with any questions regarding Youth Wellness Coaching.