• 2600 Grand Ave
  • Carthage, MO 64836
  • (417) 358-1070

It is the policy of the Fair Acres Family YMCA to provide services for any person who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA, regardless of their ability to pay the standard membership or program fees.

Please complete the form entirely.

If any pieces of information are missing the application will not be processed.

You must include 2 pieces of income verification. We will accept the following:

  1. Two of your latest paycheck stubs
  2. Tax information (i.e. W2)
  3. Assistance statements if you receive Social Security, disability, food stamps, AFDC, child support, etc.
  4. If supported by another person, we may ask for a letter detailing the amount of support from that person. We may also ask for that person’s information also.

If you are applying for Family membership, you may include your spouse and your children under the age of 23. If you have children over which you have guardianship or custody that are not your children, please provide us with verification of that guardianship or custody.

Please allow 10-14 business days for the application to be processed. During busier winter months, it may take up to four weeks due to the volume of applications received.

The application is figured based on household income and number of people in the household. These figures are plugged into a sliding scale based on current figures of the Federal Poverty Index.

The Fair Acres Family YMCA believes that ownership and pride are best developed when recipients of financial assistance contribute to the cost of their YMCA involvement. Thus all eligible recipients will be asked to pay a portion of the membership/program fees.

Scholarship assistance offer must be accepted within 30 days of notification. If you choose to continue your membership beyond the initial scholarship awarded, which is valid for 1 year, you must reapply. We will mail an application to your home about one month before your yearly scholarship/membership expiration date. You will need to again submit income verification to reapply.