Mission: The melrose young men's christian association, inc. Is a charitable, community service organization that includes men, women, and children of all ages, abilities, incomes, races and religions. We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities by putting christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development, community interaction, and international understanding. All persons are welcome at our ymca, regardless of their ability to pay. Our ymca is founded and led by volunteers from our community; volunteers also serve as mentors, coaches, program leaders, instructors and more.
Programs: Participation in programs offered by the organization gives individuals of all ages an opportunity to grow spiritually, mentally and physically with the goal of developing their full potential. This contributes to general improvement of the quality of life within the community. Programs are offered to everyone in the community and financial assistance is provided where need is demonstrated.
young people within the community are challenged to grow spiritually, mentally and physically as they work to fulfill their potential. Particular emphasis is placed on clarification of community values, including cooperation, respect, good citizenship, and a strong work ethic. Financial assistance is provided where need is demonstrated.
our ymca provides high qualtiy child care by provideing comprehensive activities for preschool and school age children drawing on diverse members of the community. We provide both full and part time options to serve a wide range of family scheduling needs. Woven into the fabric of the ymca mission is a commitment to strengthening families. Ymca childcare programs relieve the burden of balancing work and family and make it possible for parents of children in our care to remain gainfully employed, knowing that their children are thriving in a safe, developmentally sound environment. The ymca provides tuition assistance for child care services. Over $121,000 was awarded to families to defray their fees this year. In addition, we provide aid to families who need help due to family violence, substance abuse, etc. By collaborating with other social service agencies. We also provide a variety of activities that emphasize parent education and help parents learn more about ahow to raise healthy, happy children who develop self-esteem and moral and ethical values.
the same benefits are derived as above through general use of the building facilities and specific membership activities. Services are offered to the entire community and financial assistance is provided where needed.