The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is now accepting participants for GETTING AHEAD, a new initiative offered by the Y as a space for those struggling to make ends meet. This free 16-week program will help you set your own goals for your life, build a network of support, and discover resources to create a more stable environment for you and your family.

What to Expect:

Participants will come together once a week for 16 weeks to investigate the barriers in their way of a more stable life. Those who join will gain a deeper understanding of economic classes and their hidden rules.

Program Includes:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Free childcare and activities for youth ages 0-18
  • Dinner for the whole family
  • Free Y Household Membership for one year

Our next cohort begins January 2023

April 2022 Cohorts

Earlywine Park YMCA
11801 S May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Mondays beginning April 4
6-9pm

Rockwell Plaza YMCA
8300 Glade Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Wednesdays beginning April 6
6-9pm

Help Your Neighbors Get Ahead

Fighting poverty is a team effort. The YMCA is recruiting compassionate individuals who have a desire to work with those in our community who need a hand up.

The Y is looking for class facilitators to work with adults and youth facilitators to work with school-aged children in the Getting Ahead classes under the Bridges Out of Poverty program.

Getting Ahead classes will be held at multiple YMCA locations at various times. Classes are 16 weeks and meet for 3 hours each week. Each position will receive a stipend for their time.

Support This Program

Interested in learning more about how you can help support the Y’s GETTING AHEAD initiative? Please contact Kirsten Pierce at [email protected] or 405 297 7735.