From our Development Director Hillary Schenk
Make the Changemakers of Tomorrow
Your YMCA is thrilled to start the year with our eyes focused on our future — our youth! This year’s Annual Campaign is focused on giving every child the experiences of camp because we’ve seen how often a child’s life can be empowered, even transformed, by the experiences at Y camp — especially children whose family is dealing with financial challenges.
That's why this year’s campaign will focus on raising money for our youth through our Kids to Camp.
Our Y's Summer Camp programs provide vital services for parents and youth in our communities. Camp is a community away from home and a school where kids learn to work with each other and adult mentors, build relationships, learn new skills, and manage conflict. Camp helps combat summer learning loss. In the absence of regular enrichment over summer break, research finds that kids typically lose as much as two months of grade level equivalency in math as well as other subjects.
In a distracting digital world, your Y's Summer Camp programs offer valuable opportunities for kids to slow down and simultaneously undergo a growth spurt in independence, emotional intelligence, and changemaker skills.
The only thing more fleeting than summer is childhood. Please join us in helping our kids put their best foot forward by supporting Kids to Camp with a gift that’s meaningful to you.
Together, we will make A BETTER US!