About the Madison Area YMCA
The Madison Area YMCA staff and volunteers work in an ongoing partnership to build a healthier, stronger community for children and adults of all ages.
Through our philanthropic, early childhood education, wellness and youth development programs, we build community and work to assure that Y programs and services are available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances.
We operate with three core priorities:
- Youth Development, providing care and education for infants and preschoolers; and development for school-age children and teens through sports, athletics and leadership programs.
- Healthy Living, providing classes and programs to promote health and overall wellbeing.
- Social Responsibility, engaging the community in activities such as child protection education and philanthropic fundraising to assure broad access to Y programs and services.
As a non-profit charity, the Y operates with a volunteer Board of Directors that, with the president & CEO, provides overall leadership and carries the fiduciary responsibility of the organization.
The Family Center
The Family Center of the Madison Area YMCA features an indoor pool, fitness center, gymnastics center, gymnasium, racquetball courts, cycle room, teen center, playing fields, and Kids Central, an indoor playground. The Studio is used for small group classes and is also the home of MVe chair Pilates classes. Specialty programs in swimming, sports, gymnastics, art, music, dance and fitness are offered for all ages and abilities. The Family Center is also home to the nationally ranked Madison Area YMCA Rosettes Gymnastics Team and the Madison Area YMCA Mariners Swim Team. Programs for seniors include specialized exercise classes and senior lap swimming. A teen center is open afternoons and Friday nights for teens to socialize in a chaperoned environment.
F.M. Kirby Children’s Center
The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is a state-renowned child care and development center that offers curriculum based, comprehensive childcare and early childhood educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. As the site of a former elementary school, the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center is specifically designed for children. It is situated on almost three acres of property and boasts a full-size gym, a full kitchen that serves snacks and meals developed by a staff nutritionist and five state-of-the-art playgrounds to serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and school age children.