BE A HERO. FOR A BETTER US™
Every day, the Y works to address the most pressing needs in the community it serves by making sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Annual Campaign helps individuals and families in need participate in Y programs, such as after school care, youth sports, health and wellness, employment skills training, swim lessons, summer camp, teen leadership programs and more. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteerism, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies. It strengthens our community.
As one of the leading nonprofits for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y depends on financial gifts to do its vital work.
Every gift matters. Everyone has a role to play. Together we can build a better us.
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Monthly giving opportunities
$10 a monthTeaches 4 kids lifesaving techniques in the pool through swim lessons
$25 a monthMakes it possible for a family to enjoy one year of membership and develop healthy habits as a family
$50 a monthSends 10 children to a week of summer camp where they will build confidence to last a lifetime OR sends 2 cancer survivors through 12 weeks of our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program
Building Strong Families
The La Jolla YMCA has been an incredible blessing to my son and me. Within their walls we have found a community that is caring, friendly, encouraging and always willing to go the extra mile.
Through the scholarships we receive thanks to the Y’s generous donors, I am able to afford the opportunity for my son to participate in the Y’s amazing programs. It is through the YMCA that my son found a love for sports. Through their after school sports program, he has learned valuable life lessons such as working together as a team, that practice makes perfect and in sports, just as in life, you will win some and lose some but it is important to never give up. The coaches inspire him and motivate him to stay active and healthy. It has been wonderful to see his confidence and potential flourish.
None of this would have been possible without the generous support I receive through the YMCA’s scholarships. It inspires me to volunteer in the Annual Campaign so that I can also help give back to other’s like my son and I so they can experience the amazing benefits of the Y despite their inability to pay.
With much appreciation,
Ilusion Barrera & Sebastian, age 10