Make a Difference
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y aims to strengthen communities and transform lives. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, confident and connected.
When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help children, adults and families around Southern Minnesota to learn, grow and thrive.
Giving Back to the Community
At the Y, we believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. We measure success by how well we engage our communities in our three areas of impact: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
Improving our community’s health and well-being.
Giving back and providing support for our neighbors.
Where does your donation go?
You become part of a place that is making our community stronger.
- To nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe after-school programs or foundational skills and values in our preschool program.
- To improve the community’s health and well-being by encouraging healthier living and providing support and resources people need to make positive change.
- To offering families opportunities to play and spend quality time together.
- To providing opportunities for mentors to help youth increase confidence, social and communication skills, positive behaviors and help improve relationships at home, school and within the community.
- To offer programs and services to children, adults and families who need financial assistance.
Strong Community Annual Campaign
The Strong Community Campaign is an annual fundraiser that focuses on raising much needed funds to provide quality YMCA programming at an affordable and subsidized rate. Through pledged and donated funds, we are able to provide local children and families access to life changing, confidence building, and just all around fun Y programs. Every gift, no matter how small, provides countless opportunities for people to thrive.