Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work of the Y. Building a stronger community is a cause that is important to me. That’s why I am proud to volunteer for the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.
To ensure everyone in our community has access to balanced health, YMCA Child Care will raise $105,000. Every donated dollar goes directly to financial assistance and subsidized programs. Here are some examples of the programs you are supporting:
Before and After School Child Care | 1 in 3 Participants Receive Financial Assistance
Over 2000 children participate in YMCA Before and After School programs this school year. As the nation's leading child care program, we believe children should have a place to explore their interests and talents. YMCA staff provide activities focused on academic enhancement and social growth. Children connect with others to build lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging, and cultivate leadership skills . Children enrolled in YMCA Before and After school care have free access to a YMCA branch facility membership.
Summer Camp | 1 in 2 Campers Receive Financial Assistance
Over 600 children participated in Summer Day Camps last summer, creating spaces for children to experience belonging, Achievement and Relationships. Summer camps offer a variety of options including mastery camps for sports & cooking, overnight camps and outdoor adventure camp.
Teen Late Night | Free Drop-In Open to High School Teens
Teen Late Night is a program, supported entirely by the Annual Campaign that is free to teens in grades 9-12. We close down the Y to adults and give local teens exclusive access to the YMCA facility. Open gym, open swim, weights, cardio, dodgeball, hip hop dancing and Nintendo Wii are some of the activities available!
3rd Grade Swim | Safety Around Water
A program supported entirely by the Annual Campaign that focuses on safety around water. The program brings in all 3rd graders in our local school districts for swim sessions,
We take on the challenges that most adversely impact kids and families. We help ensure kids are safe, learning and active when not in school, teach healthy habits and give people the chance to strengthen their community through volunteering. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. For a better you. For a better community. For a better country.
For a better us.™
Thank you again for your generous contribution to the Y.