THE Y FOR
We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
Building Tomorrow Together
Volunteers and donors: Thank you! We raised more than $430,000 that will go directly to the children and adults who rely on the Y. Your support allows us to build programs and opportunities in this community, and our capacity to do so expands with each dollar we raise.
For more than 100 years, the Y has been helping San Diego — one senior, one parent, one child at a time
IN 2012, ONE OUT OF 12 SAN DIEGANS WERE UNEMPLOYED
The Y is determined to develop young people, encourage healthy living, and do what's right. That's our commitment to San Diego and this is our commitment to you — 100 percent of your investment goes to support our neighbors who need it most.
LET'S TAKE CARE OF OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER
NEW IN 2012-2013
P.R.Y.D.E Literacy ProgramAn expanded literacy curriculum for kids identified by
their principal as most in need of
support. This program is completely
funded through your donations!
YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK IN 2012
- 2,500+ kids received swim, dance, and gymnastics lessons during the school day, with all expenses covered: transportation, staffing, and curriculum.
- One out of every two teens in our Youth & Government program receive a full scholarship.
- 44 families received an average of six weeks of free, licensed child care, allowing parents the comfort to work and know that their kids are safe before and after school.
- Nearly 100 seniors received an average of five months of free membership to access critical programs like Arthritis Foundation aquatic classes.
We're able to help
Membership and program assistance is available, according to policy set by our volunteer Board of Management:
"Programs of the YMCA shall be available to all, regardless of age, sex, or ethnic origin."
For information, visit our Financial Assistance section
Mission Valley YMCA
is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all
people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the
development of the spirit, mind,
"Living in San Diego as a kid, I knew that learning to swim would be important. Add the fact that I'm a double, above-knee amputee, and the risks of drowning increase significantly. As a 10 year old, while living in a homeless shelter with my mom, Mission Valley YMCA welcomed me into their swim lesson program even though I couldn't afford it. My Y experience helped shape my life. Not only am I swimming competitively, I'm on pace to be the first in my family to graduate from college."
Roderick is a junior at North Alabama University and is training hard to represent our country at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
How You Can Help...
may designate your donation to a specific program or allow us to use it
where it is needed the most. Following are examples of what your
contribution may provide:
- $50 Enables one child to participate in physical education through the P.E. Outreach program
- $100 provides swim lessons for five children!
- $150 helps to subsidize a membership for one senior citizen on a fixed income.
- $500 helps supplement child care for a family in need.
- $1,000 funds youth sports league activities for 10 students from low-income areas of our community.
- $2,500 enables 25 at-risk youths to participate in P.R.Y.D.E. drug & gang prevention.
- $5,500 gives 30 children from under-served communities the chance to experience summer camp.