Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work of the Y. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see the opportunity to make a difference.
Building a stronger community is a cause that is important to me. I have dedicated 15 years of my life to the cause of the YMCA and now I am asking you to help!
50% of the children that participate in the Parkland YMCA's afterschool program are financially assisted, allowing them access to enriching activities, caring adults, and a safe place to go after school. Additionally, one third of the children that participated in the Parkland Y Summer Camp in 2013 received financial assistance, giving them the opportunity to be physically active, challenged academically, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Every year, the Y gives more in financial assistance than is raised, so clearly the need is great! We vow not to turn anyone away due to an inability to pay.
The YMCA has been helping people throughout our community to learn, grow and thrive for many years. Whether it’s addressing the academic achievement gap, supporting individuals facing chronic diseases or providing financial assistance so that all people may access our programs and services, the Y is there to meet the challenge and make our community stronger.
Together we can achieve so much more. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Please join me and give today.