As an organization with more than a century of experience in caring for our community, the Valley of the Sun YMCA responds quickly to these challenges; creatively expanding our programs to meet our community when, where and how we are needed most.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we can continue to ensure the health, safety and well-being of every YMCA child and family. We are working to pave the way for a bright future to all of our community no matter their age, race, gender or socioeconomic status.

2023 Goals

Every dollar invested in social/emotional learning (SEL) improves lifetime outcomes for youth, and prepares young people for success in a complex world. Y programs are committed to executing experiences rich in SEL for this reason; youth do better when they have supportive adults nurturing their potential. As academic demands evolve within our education system, the Y will continue to prioritize education, SEL and safety for the children in our care. Help the Y provide these opportunities for every child in our community regardless of their inability to pay.

In 2023, the Y will:

  • Provide affordable childcare to Phoenix families through scholarships which allow children to grow and learn life skills in a safe after school environment

Raising a family is challenging today, and for those who have experienced trauma the statistics are working against their success. We support parents in creating stronger families to lower child poverty, reduce social-isolation, increase positive health outcomes, and increase family income. From providing affordable childcare to youth sports to membership, every family is welcome to come together in fellowship and well-being at the Y. Help the Y provide a place for families to spend time together.

In 2023, the Y will:

  • Lower the barrier for families to gain entry into Y programs. Help families connect, build healthy habits, and spend quality time together
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