Calgary Flames Grade 6
In our community, children spend an average of 44 hours a week behind screens.
With the generous support from the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary is doing something about this – at scale. We provide every grade 6 student in Calgary with a free, full-year YMCA membership through-out their grade 6 year to get them active and engaged with their community.
In Grade 6, many students start to be more independent, make more of their own decisions about how they want to spend their free time, and need a safe place to make good choices. The Calgary Flames Grade 6 YMCA Membership program encourages young people to shoot hoops, scale a climbing wall, take a swim or join a planned activity such as an art class.
YMCA is proud that, since this program began in 2014, our Grade 6 members have accumulated a total of 19,631 hours of physical activity at the YMCA, and much more to come. This means 19,631 hours away from those screens!