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Young Mens Christian Assn Of St Josephs

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: To put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Programs: Youth development- the ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. It believes that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why the association helps young people cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. The ymca programs, such as child care, education and leadership, after-school, youth sports, and camp marvin hillyard offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. Subsidies and direct financial assistance made participation possible in 2017 for 134 youth who otherwise could not afford to participate.

healthy living - the ymca is a leading voice on health and well-being. The association brings families together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. As a result, 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 an obesity crisis,a need for the y to support the prevention and intervention of chronic disease, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. The ymca's programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and income levels. The association provided $69,696 in financial assistance to 249 adults in 2017, who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.

social responsibility- the ymca believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors. It has been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for more than 130 years. Ymca programs, such as military outreach, the annual support campaign, and program and policy volunteers, are examples of how it delivers training, resources, and support that empower our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps, and overcome obstacles. In 2017, the association engaged 134 volunteers in activities that strengthen the community and pave the way for future generations to thrive.

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