Mission: To put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy body, mind, and spirit for all.
Programs: Youth development - the ashtabula county ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why we help young people cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Our ymca programs, such as our early learning academy, success before/after school, teen programs, and day camp, offer a range of experiences that enrich social-emotional, cognitive and physical growth. Expenses include subsidies and direct financial assistance that make participation possible for many of the young people we engage.
healthy living - the ashtabula county ymca is committed to improving america's health and well-being, community by community. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, 1,144 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 chronic disease and obesity, families wrestle with work/life balance and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable and open to all faiths, back-grounds, abilities and income levels. In 2016, we provided $143,662 in financial assistance to people who otherwise may not have been able to afford to participate.
social responsibility - the ashtabula county ymca believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors. We have been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for almost 150 years. Y programs, such at togetherhood, cpr, first aid and aed, english as a second language, lifeguarding, military outreach initiative and volunteerism opportunities are examples of how we deliver training, resources and support that empower our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles. In 2016, we engaged 361 ymca members, participants and volunteers in activities that strengthen our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive.