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.


Advancing Childhood Development

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 2022, the Y will:

  • Provide affordable school aged childcare to 30 Yuma families through scholarships which allow children to grow and learn life skills in a safe after school environment


supporting Seniors

Seniors comprise 18% of the Arizona population and have experienced increased isolation due to the pandemic. Many seniors in the community lack the resources to engage virtually. As they remain cautious against COVID-19, the Y is passionate about supporting this population. We work to reduce depression and fear through outreach programs and safe social gatherings. Help the Y continue our senior outreach program to connect with those who need a supportive friend or voice during this uncertain time.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Promote mental and physical wellness for 100 Yuma seniors through programs that encourage fellowship and building healthy habits


Developing Community Leaders

By 2030, the majority of the U.S. population will be young adults between 18 and 35 years of age. As the world grows in complexity and teens become more isolated, providing programs that build a sense of belonging and welcome young people to develop their self-identity is increasingly important. By investing in the YMCA’s leadership development programs, you are developing our community’s future leaders. Help the Y provide spaces for our teens who may be struggling with self-esteem and depression, or difficult school or family environments.

In 2022, the Y will:

  • Engage 50 Yuma teens with leadership skills, social awareness and community involvement through a variety of programs which empower youth


The Yuma Family YMCA depends on your support to serve those who need us most. With your help, we can continue to provide financial assistance for programs and services like these for our most vulnerable populations. We invite you to join our work, pledge or donate today!