YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development


The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we are here working with youth and families every day to make sure that we have the resources and support needed to help them learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbours, community support brings about meaningful change.

PLATTE VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP “The Physician Prescription Program has been very helpful to us as care providers because it gives us a tool that we can use for patients that are ready to start an exercise program…it gives us a resource that we wouldn’t typically have in a clinic setting.”—Amy Eifert

KEARNEY LITTLE LEAGUE PRESIDENT “There are so many areas of the community that the YMCA impacts. The Y looks for areas in the community where they can ‘partner’ and the Little League for example is a time when we needed a place to have our try-outs and the YMCA just opened their doors and says ‘How can we help?”, and “What can we do?” and they have just been incredibly accommodating over the years. “—Dave Chally

EXECUTIVE CO DIRECTOR THE ARC OF BUFFALO COUNTY, “Every Friday for the last three or four years we’ve been coming in free of charge with the folks with developmental disabilities. It’s been a great place to come and enrich our service learning program [as well] because our college students can come in and volunteer during this time. Then of course we’ve been helping with the adaptive Easter egg program the past few years. The Kearney Family YMCA opens up their indoor gymnasium, so we can have an indoor Easter egg hunt as well as have some crafts in the childcare center for [several families] with disabilities. [That is] a huge service that the [the Y] is offering those families.” –Kristin Larsen 

KIRP “We’re really excited that the Kearney Family YMCA is one of the key partners with KIRP, which is the Kearney Inclusive Recreation Project. So what we’re seeing [with KIRP] are folks with disabilities signing up for swimming lessons and taking them along with their peers.”-- Kristin Larsen

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACH, “The Y has been invaluable to Special Olympics. We wanted to start a volleyball program and we had no place at all to practice, so we approached the Y and they said, “Oh sure! Come and practice here!” Next thing we knew, the Y said “Wow, we would love to help in any way possible. What can we do to help you?” Without the Y, we wouldn’t be able to practice. “--Deb Schauer

TEAMMATES “Thank you so much for sharing the YMCA with Team Mates on Friday night. The kids love dodge ball and by the looks of things the mentors didn't mind playing either! Thanks to you all!”

THE FRIENDS PROGRAM “Thank you so much for your help with the Friends Program Event. Thanks for having it at the Y and for setting up the fun games. It was so helpful and appreciated! Thanks again!”

THE SAFE CENTER “Thank you for your donation to our agency. The adult and children winter hats will be so wonderful to have as it gets colder. Your generosity is much appreciated!” The Safe Center Staff, Volunteers, and Board of Directors

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA KEARNEY ATHLETICS, “On behalf of the student athletes here at UNK, we would like to thank you for your continued support of our programs. As a corporate partner, your support allows us to continue to compete for conference championships and enjoy our time here at UNK.”—Annie Wolfe, Student Athlete

CLASS ACT, “Your continued support of KPS and its students truly enriches their educational experience. Through your generosity, programs are available to the schools that would otherwise not be funded.” -- Tova Shaffer

NEBRASKA NATIONAL GUARD “Thank you for participating in the Kearney Haunted Armory! We appreciate your willingness to provide support to our military members and their families and to offer a safe and enjoyable night.”

LEADERSHIP KEARNEY/ YOUTH LEADERSHIP KEARNEY The Kearney Y provides meeting space to the planning groups, as well as space for some of the sessions throughout the year long class.

MID-NEBRASKA INDIVIDUAL SERVICES The Kearney Y provides membership services to this group through our membership assistance program. Clients are allowed to bring in case workers free of charge.

RICHARD YOUNG HOSPITAL We are able to provide membership services to this group through our membership assistance program. Clients may bring in their case workers free of charge.

AMERICAN RED CROSS The Kearney Y collaborates with the Red Cross Office to provide training in water safety, life guarding, CPR, and first aid. We have hosted several blood drives at our facility as well.

ADAPTIVE P.E. at KEARNEY HIGH The Kearney Y is proud to open our pool to Kearney High Adaptive P.E. class. This program allows the students to come into the Y free of charge during class time for a truly unique workout.

BOY SCOUTS/GIRL SCOUTS The Kearney Y allows the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts the opportunity to achieve and/or test for certain merit badges while using the Y’s facilities. We have also assisted these groups in promotional campaigns to encourage family involvement in a quality program.

UNK INTERN PROGRAM This program provides college students their first field based learning experience. Students find this opportunity to be a great experience necessary to enhance their understanding of the roles, duties, and tasks associated with operation of a not-for-profit organization.

FUTURE FAMILY SERVICES We are happy to help build stronger families by allowing clients to use the Y free of charge with the supervision of their case worker.

RAFT Our membership assistance allows families in transition to use our facility at a reduced rate. Case workers are allowed to use the building free charge.

BUFFALO COUNTY JUVENILE SERVICES The Kearney Y works very closely with the District Attorney’s office to allow diversion and probation candidates to volunteer at our facility.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.