Mission: The mission of the penobscot bay ymca is to provide high quality services that meet the youth development, healthly living and social needs of individuals and families in the community we serve.
Programs: Through the use of recreational and wellness activities, the penobscot bay ymca teaches its core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Member and program participants range in age from infants to senior citizens. Approximately 8000 individuals are serviced annually. Through the use of community collaborations, various barrier reduction programs, substance abuse programs and anti-bullying programs are offered throughout the year. Many of these programs are funded through government grants for which the ymca is the lead agent. The penobscot bay ymca also welcomes everyone regardless of age, race, sex, faith, ethnicity, ability or religion. Dues are based on affordability and financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford to pay for membership or programs.
our child care programs offer high quality care for infants to school age children from all segments of our community. We offer a variety of state licensed programs, both full and part-time, which provide a safe and nurturing environment where youth can develop self-esteem, good values and positive social skills. The mission of the penobscot bay ymca is to nurture the spirits, minds and bodies of individuals and families within our service area. An integral part of the mission is a commitment to strengthening families. Our childcare programs assist families with nutrition education, child development counseling and programs that help parents learn more about how to raise children that are happy and healthy in spirit, mind and body. (continued on schedule o) we partner with community agencies such as the department of health and human services so that financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford to pay. In 2014 we served over 7,200 children and provided financial assistance to 30% of our families.
our camping programs mission of the penobscot bay ymca is to nurture the spirits, minds and bodies of individuals and families within our service area. We offer youth challenges, education and promote spiritual awareness, mental development, physical well being, social growth and self-respect through our daily activities. 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. In 2014 we served more than 2,200 youth and provided over 180 weeks of financial assistance to the families in our community.