YMCA of Los Angeles offers free membership to vaccinated teens


LOS ANGELES, CA – Teens who have been vaccinated can now receive another bonus besides protection against the coronavirus: a free membership to the local YMCA.

The YMCA of Metro Los Angeles has announced that it will offer a two-month gym membership to people aged 12 to 18 who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The incentive was offered through a $ 200,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente designed to boost the Y’s efforts, education and awareness of the coronavirus vaccine.

The program will be available to new members only until capacity is reached. The downtown YMCA is located at 401 S Hope St.

Pre-teens and teens who have been vaccinated can present their vaccination cards at any of the Los Angeles-YMCA’s 21 open locations in the Los Angeles area to receive the free two-month memberships.

“We thank Kaiser Permanente for partnering with us to encourage young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help their communities move towards recovery from a pandemic,” said Victor Dominquez, Executive Vice President / YMCA-LA Mission Advancement Leader.

This donation strengthens our outreach to educate high-risk communities about the benefits of getting vaccinated. The incentive for a free membership to Gym Y provides an inclusive opportunity for youth who may not have had access or have them. funds to join a gym and exposes them to the importance of regular physical activity in building a healthy lifestyle in general, ”he added.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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