Rising unemployment. Out of school learning loss. New educational models. Increased support needs for working families. Social isolation. A lack of role models and civility. A public health crisis.
In this unprecedented time, our community and the most vulnerable among us need the Y. In the coming months, we expect to see a significant increase in the number of children, adults and families who need YMCA programs, services and financial assistance.
By providing access to Y programs and services, collaborating with school systems and education partners to support the academic success of every student, connecting the whole community and continuing our work developing the next generation of leaders – we are doing what we do best. We build people and strengthen our community.
Scholastic Support Centers
$250 = A week of virtual and remote learning support for a student.
$720 = One year of prescribed evidence-based care for patients with an identified health risk or diagnosis.
$590 = A year of support for a teen to develop leadership skills.
"As we all know, these last few months have been hard for everyone, especially our children. As a WCPSS educator, I know how important structure and socialization are for their emotional health. When we found out that the YMCA would be opening their summer day camp program with health and safety precautions, I was excited. I trusted that the YMCA would deliver a safe, stable and fun outlet for my son."
-Lauren Hadley Bell, YMCA Parent