Life University

Group Hero imageYMCA support groups offer hope and provides a place for genuine relationships. Our groups, workshops, and seminars are based on research and Christian principles. People of diverse faiths or no faith are welcome and assured spiritual safety. Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life. 

Life University classes might be right for you if:

  • There’s an area of your life that you wish you could change.
  • You’re struggling with a relationship.
  • You’re having a hard time finding meaning in your life.
  • You’re in a challenging situation.
  • Your life isn’t where you want it to be.

Making Change Stick Workshops

Making change stick (orange)If you struggle to break old habits, feel stuck in a cycle of behavior or are contemplating change, the Making Change Stick Workshop is fa great place to begin.

This hour and a half workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and gives you direction on where and how to start. Leave with the tools you need to make the change you’ve always wanted.

Cost:
No cost to YMCA members or community members

Class Information: 
Sunday, January 13, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, February 17, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, March 24, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, April 28, 12-1:30pm
Wednesday, May 8, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, May 26, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, June 23, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, July 21, 12-1:30pm
Sunday, August 18, 12-1:30pm
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Contact:
Stefani Montague at smontague@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-4751 for more information. 

Find other relational enrichment classes at other YMCA branches near you. (PDF class schedule) 

Journey to Freedom

If you need an inspiring and practical vision for change and self-improvement in your life, Journey to Freedom may be your first step. Journey to Freedom offers a safe environment to explore improving your life, restoring hope and rebuilding your circle of encouragement. Become more self-aware and prepare for positive change in a small group of six to ten people led by supportive facilitators.

Cost:
$30 YMCA member
$45 Community member

Class Information: 
Fridays, February 1-March 29, 6-7:30pm
Sundays, February 10-March 31, 12-1:30pm 
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Find other relational enrichment classes at other YMCA branches near you. (PDF class schedule)

Contact:
Stefani Montague at smontague@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-4751 for more information. 

Love and Logic Parenting

Receive support and encouragement as you learn how to raise responsible children, have more fun in your parenting role, and build a stronger relationship with your family.

Cost: 
$30 per person OR couple

Class Information: 
No classes available this quarter. 

Financial Peace University

If you are stressed about money or need a new plan to budget or manage your finances, Financial Peace University provides you with the tools to handle your money.

In Financial Peace University, join others in the common struggle of learning to manage personal finances, getting control of spending, and setting financial goals.  Trained facilitators provide a supportive environment, using materials created by Dave Ramsey. 

Cost:
$100 
50% discount for those who qualify for Financial Assistance

Class Information: 
No classes currently available at the Gordon Y. Find other relational enrichment classes at other YMCA branches near you. (PDF class schedule)

Contact:
Stefani Montague at smontague@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-4751 for more information. 

Find other relational enrichment classes at other YMCA branches near you. (PDF class schedule) 


Financial Peace University Helps the Howards Gain Control of Their Finances

On the surface it seemed like Jessica and Ngoma Howard were living the American dream. They were happily married, owned a house and cars, and had two children. In reality the Howard family was feeling the weight of debt from car payments, a mortgage, student loans, and credit cards.

FPU Howard FamilyTired of feeling stressed and hopeless about making payments, Jessica and Ngoma decided to join Financial Peace University, and offering of Life University. Using acclaimed materials created by Dave Ramsey, participants of Financial Peace University learn how to manage personal finances through the support of trained facilitators in a supportive, resourceful setting.

In just three months Jessica and Ngoma paid off $12,000 of debt. They are selling their home and cars so they can buy more affordable options. “We are finally telling our money what to do instead of letting it run us,” said Jessica. “It feels good to gain control.”

Journey to a New Beginning After Loss

In a supportive and healing environment, this eight-week small group offers a caring place to work through the grief of any major life change.

Cost:

$30 per YMCA Member

$45 per community member

Class Information:

Thursdays, January 21-March 14, 10-11:30am


For information or to register for any of the groups below visit the Welcome Center or contact Stefani Montague at smontague@ymcapkc.org or 253-534-4751. Find out about other Life University classes at the YMCA.


Community members are welcome to participate in all Life University classes and are required to sign our guest waiver and present Photo ID upon entering our facilities. Additional fees may apply. 

 

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