JOIN for ME - Healthy Weight for Kids & Teens
A Family Program that Helps Kids Achieve a Healthier Weight
About JOIN for ME
The YMCA of Greater Providence is excited to offer young people access to a program to help them find a healthy path in life. JOIN for ME is designed for children ages 6-12 who want help managing their weight.
Click here to read how the JOIN program changed one child's life.
JOIN is a community-based initiative focused on area families with children dealing with excess weight. Parents and their children will meet in a supportive environment with an experienced healthy living coach and learn real-life skills for attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Children must have a body mass index percentile of 85 or higher to qualify.
- Enrollment has begun.
- Space is limited.
- The program lasts 5 months with ongoing support for your family for an additional 7 months.
- JOIN families will participate in weekly group meetings at local YMCA and other locations as well as engage in home learning activities. Meetings last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- There is no cost to participate in JOIN.
JOIN 4 ME is currently enrolling for the following classes:
Eastside/Mt. Hope YMCA Child Care Center
Next class is Saturday, June 8th at 9:30am
~Registration for UnitedHealth RIcare: 877-554-3755
~Self Pay Option: Register by calling 401-427-1825
Coastal Bald Hill Pediatrics
Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. - Patient/Caregiver Information Session
Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m. - Classes begin
Teen Class at Cranston YMCA
Saturday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m. - Patient/Caregiver Information Session
Sunday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m. - Classes begin
For more informationor or to enroll:
Contact JOIN via email or call 401-427-1825.
Check out the JOIN brochure and the referral form.
In The Media
JOIN for ME has been featured in the local media. Click the publication title to read the article about the program.
Providence Journal 10.12
Pediatrics Journal 10.12
CBS Evening News 4.8.12
WGBH Boston 2.7.12
New York Times 1.17.12
Providence Business News 1.9.12
Providence Journal 1.13.11
Providence Business News 1.6.11