YMCA of Greater Providence

TEEN JOIN: Healthy Weight for Kids & Teens

JOIN Study - Health Weight for Teens and Kids

A Family Program that Helps Kids Achieve a Healthier Weight

About TEEN JOIN (Join 4 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.


For more information or to enroll:

Contact Joni Bloom via email or call 401-427-1843.

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

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