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A Better Us Starts with You

When you join Armed Services YMCA Killeen, you’ll discover new ways to connect with your potential, purpose and community. No matter where you are on your journey, the Y is where you can be, belong and become. Join us.

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Our Mission

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

While our focus is to provide needed programs and services for single or married junior enlisted personnel and their family members, the Armed Services YMCA Killeen empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.

What We Do for a Better Us

Our programs empower young people, improve health and well-being, as well as provide support and inspire action in our communities today and every day. Explore our offerings below to discover new ways to connect to your purpose, potential, and each other.

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MILITARY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Browse programs exclusively tailored to meet the needs of military members and their families serving in the Killeen and Fort Hood communities.

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HEALTH & FITNESS PROGRAMS

From fitness classes and personal training to sports and nutritional counseling, see the full range of wellness programs that make the Armed Services YMCA Killeen more than just a gym.

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CHILD CARE & CAMP

The Armed Services YMCA of Killeen offers drop-in care at our gym; camp opportunities; and low-cost, high-quality, State licensed before- and after-school care for elementary students in Central Texas.

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With a state-of-the-art facility, 80 free fitness classes a week, two hours of childwatch a day, special member pricing on programs and child care, free support seminars, and a commitment to supporting military families, we are more than just a gym--we are a place for connection, empowerment, and opportunity. You belong here—JOIN US.

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WHAT WE DO TO STRENGTHEN MILITARY FAMILIES

Armed Services YMCA Killeen operates programs and services to ease the burden of military families and single service members who are currently serving, with an emphasis on junior enlisted personnel. We work with installation leadership to ensure a network of support for military families stationed at Fort Hood and the surrounding areas. This collaboration allows us to identify and address gaps in services that pose a hardship to service members and their families—hardships that can negatively affect mission readiness.

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Operation Little Learners

Operation Little Learners is an interactive education program that offers new parents and their children ages 2-5 an opportunity to learn and grow together.

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Operation Hero

Operation Hero is a no-cost after-school program designed to help military kids who may be struggling with change get back on track at home and in school.

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Emergency Food Assistance

The Armed Services YMCA Killeen aids military families by providing food items in times of crisis, such as pandemics, natural disasters, or financial emergencies.

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Why It Matters

6-9

The number of times military children will be transferred by the 12th grade

43%

The percentage of military families who feel isolated from their communities

7 in 10

The ratio of military parents struggling to access affordable, quality childcare.

40%

The percentage of military children on free or reduced-price lunch programs.