Mission: The sheridan county young men's christian association (ymca) is a charitable community service organization that includes men, women and children of all ages, abilities, income, races and religions. We are dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities by putting christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong values, leadership development, community interaction and international understanding. All persons are welcome at our ymca regardless of their ability to pay. Our ymca is founded and led by volunteers from our community. Volunteers also serve as mentors, coaches, program leaders, instructors and more.
Programs: Healthy living: the y is a leading voice on health and well-being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster 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 chronic disease, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. In 2016-2017, we provided $132,104 in financial assistance to people who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation. For additional details, see schedule o.
youth development: our ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why we help young people cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievements. Our ymca programs, such as the after-school program, offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. Expenses include subsidies and direct financial assistance that allow us to provide at least 10% of our youth the ability to participate that otherwise would not have had the opportunity. For additional details, see schedule 0.
social responsibility: our ymca believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors. We have been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for more than 50 years. Y programs deliver training, resources and support that empowers our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles. In 2016-2017, we engaged 12,200 y members, participants and volunteers in activities that strengthen our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive. For additional details, see schedule 0.