I have had the pleasure of serving on the board of the Weekley Family YMCA for the past 2 years. This year, I am serving as the chair of the annual campaign. Our goal is to raise $290,000 to support programs not covered by monthly dues.
At the Weekley Y, we positively impact the lives of more than 5,000 people each year with programs in the areas of membership scholarships, academic achievement, water safety, chronic disease prevention and outreach. Two programs I am particularly excited about are water safety and our outreach program.
The Y is focused on eliminating drowning and provides swim lessons at the facility as well as at the apartments we serve. Last year, we reached over 500 children with these lessons!
Our apartment outreach program addresses a significant need in our community by providing a structured after school program at 3 apartment complexes. Each day, the kids have supervised homework support and play. Additionally, we have several volunteers who tutor the kids each week.
Your financial support will have a lasting effect on the lives of youth and families in our community. We have children who have "grown up" in our outreach center, progress to our teen program and are now working at the Y. What a testament to the great work of the Y!
I hope you will join me in making a gift to the Weekley Family YMCA!