What's Happening in March at the Y

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Who We Are: Willie Gooding

“Instead of judging the Black community on what you see in movies and the news, actually take a trip over there and really explore [it]… Like, the Juneteenth parade… Come and see how we celebrate, how we all come together.” As Black History Month concludes, we continue our “Who We Are” video series with Willie Gooding from our Hays Communities YMCA. Gooding joined the Hays staff last November as the center’s Marketing Lead. He is passionate about the Y’s impact on the community and how it brings people of different backgrounds together.

Learn more about why the YMCA is committed to its mission to serve all. Want to join this vibrant community making a difference? We’re hiring for full-time and part-time roles from lifeguards to child watch staff to camp leaders.

Here’s What’s Happening This Month at The Y

stack of pancakes with strawberries on top

National Pancake Day

Today is National Pancake Day! Celebrate with a trip to Kerbey Lane today, and 25% of all pancake sales will go back to support YMCA programs serving our community.

Teen kicking a soccer ball

Spring Youth Sports


Soccer, Volleyball and Esports leagues start at the end of this month and the beginning of April. Y youth sports emphasize teamwork and skill development. Join a league or become a volunteer coach today!

Kids at summer camp saluting.

Summer Camp

It’s time to start making your summer plans! Summer camp registration opens March 7. When the sun’s out, fun’s out at EAC-Y summer camps. Choose from day camp, theme camp, sports camp and more.

Perks of Y Membership

Did you know that as a YMCA member, you enjoy access to services and amenities that connect you to others in your community who share your interests? In our group exercise classes, you’ll meet other Y members who cheer your successes and help you achieve your goals. Try a popular Les Mills workout like Bodypump or Body Combat. Or if you prefer water exercise, we offer a wide array of aqua classes. Group exercise classes are complimentary with your Y membership, and they’re a great way to get to know others who enjoy the same activities you do. Check out the schedule and try a new class today!

Get Text Messages from the Y

Want to stay up to date on the latest news and facility updates at the Y? Just text ATXY” to 545-39 to get started.

Photo Shoots at the End of March

We’re updating our photo library, and you’ll see our photographers at your facility during the final week of March. As the date approaches, you may see signs around your facility indicating we are taking photos and videos. Look for news later this month about specific dates, times and classes we’ll be capturing. Want to represent the Y on our website and in advertisements? Volunteer here.

Updated Terms of Membership 

We have updated the terms of our YMCA of Austin membership agreement. We are committed to keeping you updated about your YMCA of Austin membership. We have updated our Terms of Service, effective March 1, 2022. Use of the YMCA of Austin indicates that you understand that the updated Terms of Service apply. You can read our updated Terms of Service here.

Thank you for being a YMCA of Austin member!

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