Mission: The tri-county ymca's mission is to put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Programs: Health enhancement and well- being for all - the y is a leading voice on health and well-being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster communication through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. We offer a welcoming atmosphere where participants feel comfortable engaging in various activities. As a result in 2014, 16,028 individuals 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 an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and income levels. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford full fees.
child care and summer day camp - the y offers state licensed, quality childcare that is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and youth. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Thats why we help young people cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Our programs such as after school care, vacation day care, and summer day camp, offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. Our programs provide learning activities that provide challenges, education, self-respect, and spiritual awareness. Our day camp program provides a reverence for nature and respect for the inter-relatedness of all living things on earth. Our programs are open to all, regardless of income, abilities, or background so that children appreciate diversity and develop lifelong values and respect for all individuals. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford full fees. In 2014, 963 youth between the ages of four to 14 years of age benefited from these programs. Our organization received a fair market value $101,084 of contributed rent for the use of school buildings for the after school program and storage.
youth instructional and sports programs- the ymca's philosophy is that everyone participates and that fun and fair play are a priority. Our programs help develop self-esteem and the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. Youth gain specific skills and acquire new knowledge, as well as a sense of belonging. Our programs promote teamwork, interaction, and the development of social and physical skills. In providing these types of programs, tri-county ymca realized that there was an audience in our service area which lacked programs of this nature. We now offer our challenger sports programs for children and young adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Challenger programs provide the opportunity to these individuals to learn, grow, and thrive through recreational and social opportunities. Challenger programs are an opportunity for children with special needs to play organized activities, learn new skills, and be on a team where everyone is accepted. All youth are welcome to participate in any of our youth instructional and sports programs regardless of their income, abilities, or background. Financial assistance is available for those who cannot afford full fees. In 2014, 1,686 children and young adults participated in these programs.
day care and various miscellaneous programs