Beyond the Bricks Capital Campaign

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Since 1875, the Y has served as a cornerstone in the Kokomo community. But our building was designed as a residence facility for men, and while we are proud of the ways we have helped children, families and seniors grow stronger, it has become clear that our current facility can no longer meet Kokomo’s needs.

We know we can do SO MUCH MORE for the people of our great city.

That’s why we have a bold and courageous plan to raise $16 million and build a new Y in downtown Kokomo.

This project is not about a building; it’s beyond the bricks and mortar. This daring campaign is about building a community and having the courage to support the Kokomo we all love.

Our new, 73,000 sq. ft. facility will include:

  • A health and wellness center
  • A state-of-the art double gymnasium
  • An 8-lane lap pool and warm-water instructional pool
  • Gathering space for all ages with a multipurpose room and activity center
  • Three group fitness studios
  • A walking track with views of downtown Kokomo

Just as importantly, the new facility will allow us to impact the lives of thousands of residents of Kokomo and Howard County with a focus on meeting the needs of people in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. In a new Y, we will have the opportunity to connect at-risk teens with life-changing mentors, bring seniors together, offer families a place to grow closer and teach thousands of people how to be healthier. We will be a key partner in sparking redevelopment and revitalization of our city and county. Through this project, our entire community will be stronger.

Ways to get involved:


kokomosaicYou can forever be part of the new Y in a unique way with the Kokomosaic, an interactive mural that will featured online and permanently in the new Y! For $10, you can submit a picture of yourself or someone you want to honor to be displayed in a one-of-a-kind mural. For more information, or to upload pictures directly to the mosaic, click here.





It will be an electrifying night as the Y presents the second annual Glo in the ‘Mo, the most electrifying 5K Kokomo has ever seen.

You’ll start off with a fresh, clean white shirt as you make your way through our course – which starts in Foster Park, weaves through downtown Kokomo and past First Friday, hits up the city’s incredible trail system and finishes at the Arts Pavilion for a giant afterparty. But when the sun goes down and the blacklights come out, the party gets started. By the time you reach the finish, you’ll be doused in our special UV color and you’ll be positively glowing.

It’s a totally fun run, meaning you can run it, jog it, walk it or stroll it – we aren’t timing you. Just get to the finish with a big smile on your face!


Aug. 7, 2015


Foster Park, Kokomo


With so many activities and events surrounding our Beyond the Bricks campaign, there are a ton of ways to get involved and volunteer using your personal strengths. For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, email us at info@