I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Greater Houston YMCA. As a volunteer with the the Y, I have seen first hand how the organization is making a difference in the lives of youth and families in our community.
At the Y, we impact thousands of lives every year through the programs we offer in the areas of academic achievement, swim safety, chronic disease prevention, outreach and family relationships. We strive to offer to members of our community an environment that fosters personal growth, leadership skills and healthy relationships.
My passion is working with the youth, both junior and high school age children. These great group of kids are in the YMCA Achievers Prgram. This is an academic and career development program that helps teens advance in an effort to facilitate the pursuit of higher education and career goals.
High school participants see increased rates of graduation and acceptance to institutions of higher learning, and middle school student participants learn the skills needed for greater academic achievement as they move into high school.
Your support to our cause makes a true impact, allowing us to help those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to participate in Y programs. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and neighbors.
Please consider making a gift today and support our efforts to strengthen our community through the YMCA.