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Causes: Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: Ymca of greater jonesboro is a local independent nonprofit association organized to promote christian principles and citizenship by providing the facilities and programs designed to improve both physical and mental health of persons of all ages, abilities, income, races, and religions.

Programs: Program title: outreach and education ymcas are more than the four walls of their facilities. They are partners in building strong communities for members and non-members alike. Our ymca promotes community development. The ymca believes that its role in stimulating volunteerism, training volunteer leaders, and providing vehicles for charitable work addresses an important social need.

program title: health & well-being for all (youth sports and swim classes) the ymca views health holistically. A healthy person has unity of body, mind, and spirit. The ymca has identified the growing national obesity rates in this country as a critical social issue that must be addressed and our health and well-being programs are designed to help people develop new skills and grow in spirit, mind, and body by setting realistic goals for self-improvement and disease prevention through an active lifestyle, proper nutrition, stress management, and health education. Ymca programs promote interaction, teamwork, and development of moral and ethical behavior, social skills, and self esteem. We serve all ages, abilities, races, nationalities, and religions and provide financial assistance to those who need it.

program title: day camp/child care participants: 184 our residential and day camps offer adventures and learning activities that are challenging and educational. They promote spiritual awareness, mental development, physical well-being, social growth, and self-respect. Our camps provide a reverance for nature and respect for the inter- relatedness of all living things on earth. Our camps are open to all, regardless of income or special needs, so that children appreciate diversity, become community leaders, and develop life-long values.

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