YMCA Strong Kids Program as the annual campaign that raises money throughout the year to provide children, youth, adults, seniors and families facing financial challenges the opportunity to reach their full potential for health and wellness through the Assisted Membership Program offering financial assistance for YMCA memberships and camp fees. Approximately 10-12% of our membership utilize the assisted membership program.
Thanks to the generosity of 200 donors during September 1, 2018 through to August 31, 2019 the Strong Kids campaign raised $84,918.00, an increase of 14% from the prior year.
The YMCA Strong Kids Program helped offset the cost of memberships for 518 individuals per month (292 adults/226 children/youth).
Our goal this year is to raise $75,000 to provide access to life-enhancing programs for more children and families.
- Gives a teen access to YMCA youth leadership programs, helping them develop confidence and positive peer relationships.
- Gives a child the opportunity to attend a YMCA summer camp, giving them outdoor experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
- Gives a senior citizen the chance to maintain good health and develop connections in the community through the YMCA Living Fit program.
- Provides a vulnerable family with an all-inclusive membership to the YMCA so they can get healthy together through swimming, sports, fitness and more.