Mission: To put christian principles into practice through programs that build health spirit, mind, and body for all.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 215 Families
Programs: The Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus is an advocate of healthy living and well-being providing its approximate 3,000 adult and youth members support, guidance and resources needed to achieve better health and well-being. During the year, the ymca offered 37 programs which served nearly 1,000 participants. These programs ranged from adult swimming, cycling and walking, to zumba, yoga and pilates. One program specifically geared toward seniors was silver sneakers. Silver Sneakers is the nation's leading exercise program for active older adults which focuses on fitness, friends and having fun. The ymca served 311 senior citizens who chose healthy living by visiting the campus more than 14,000 times since the inception of the program.
the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus believes in nurturing the potential of every child and teen through youth development. Youth are taking a greater interest in learning; making smarter life choices; and cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, the pursuit of higher educaton and goal achievement. The YMCA made this possible for over 1,700 youth by providing swimming lessons, recreational sports and wellness classes. The YMCA also ran day camps and after school programs. The summer day camps provided the opportunity for approximately 65 children to interact with great adult role models, experience personal growth and leadership and expand their knowledge with educational learning. The YMCA also offered y plus, an after school enrichment program that is free for all 7th - 12th grade students in armstrong school district. This program provided the opportunity for approximately 315 students to swim, lift or play sports in a safe controlled environment.
the Richard G. Snyder YMCA Campus understands that giving back and providing support to the local community is its social responsibility. The YMCA helps people give back and assist their neighbors by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen community. The YMCA has a financial assistance program for those in need and was able to grant $43,000 of assistance during 2015. Through the Aiden Rupp Memorial Scholarship Fund, the YMCA was able to provide swimming lessons and water safety for youth from families in need.