Our members and friends call us their Y. We call them our greatest resource—the thousands of people who work alongside us and support our work to help our neighbors learn, grow and thrive.
What if we could harness all of that power to make an even greater difference on a bigger scale?
With programs from A to Z—like athletics to advocacy, Pilates to prevention, camp to community volunteerism—we don’t just strengthen individuals, we strengthen our community.
Yet there is so much more to do.
We nurture the potential in every child. The values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in our neighborhoods are interested in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, explore their unique talents and interests, and are given the opportunity to realize their potential. This makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
We work to help improve the health and well-being of our members. Being healthy involves more than being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, by fostering connections with friends through lifelong learning programs and by bringing your loved ones closer together through our family-centered activities.
We give back to our community by actively supporting our neighbors. We know that when we work as one, we move people and communities forward. That’s why we’re committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join, volunteer, and advocate for the Y.
Our YCares financial assistance program provides aid to those in need and ensures that no one is turned away for the inability to pay. YCares offers children, teens, adults and families the opportunity to benefit from Y programs and services that they otherwise could not afford.
Last year, our Y helped over 3,050 individuals and families participate in Y programs and services by providing more than $693,700 in financial assistance.