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Program areas at Young Men's Christian Association of the Fox Cities
Youth development : our ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why we help Young people cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Our ymca programs, such as child care, arts and humanities, youth sports, teen programs, tutoring, water safety for third graders, day, resident and specialty camps, and camp hope offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. the ymca of the Fox Cities is proud to serve their community as the largest child care provider and tutoring for teens programs. Expenses include subsidies and direct financial assistance that make participation possible for 21% of the Young people we engage. In 2020, we provided $565,207 in financial assistance to people who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.
Social responsibility: our ymca believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors. We have been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for more than 130 years. Y programs, such as foster care support, military outreach, livestrong at the y, activate Fox Cities, and outreach child care for families in crisis are examples of how we deliver training, resources, and support that empower our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps, and overcome obstacles. In 2020, we engaged ymca members, participants, and volunteers in activities that strengthen our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive. We provided $943,008 in financial assistance and an additional $1,156,992 in program subsidy to people who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.
Healthy living: the y is a leading voice on health and well-being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, on a monthly average a total of 2,821 people in our community are receiving the support, guidance and resources they need to achieve greater health in spirit, mind and body. This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance and individuals search for personal fulfillment. It is our responsibility to guide the health seeker in their journey to a healthy lifestyle. Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities and income levels. In 2020, we provided $377,801 in financial assistance to people who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.