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Empowering Lives, Strengthening Community: Together, We Make a Difference!

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Our Mission

The YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of Spirit, Mind and Body.

Our Cause

At the YMCA, we believe in the power of unified efforts to drive lasting personal and societal transformations. Our core mission revolves around strengthening communities. Each day, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the chance to flourish and thrive.

As a cause-driven organization, the YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to:

Empowering youth through physical activity and educational programs.

Equipping individuals and families with tools and programs to foster a resilient spirit, mind, and body.

Engaging within our community to serve and uplift.

Focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, our aim is to cultivate a healthier Tucson. We forge robust partnerships with local and city organizations, delivering empowering, nurturing, and exciting programs and services that enhance lives and build a stronger, more vibrant community.

Our Impact

The YMCA plays a pivotal role in transforming lives by providing vital support and empowering individuals and communities to reach their full potential.

YOUTH DEVELOPEMENT

Cultivating Success: More than 115 exceptional Teens actively participated in our Youth & Government and Leader in Training programs, receiving over $70,460 in financial support.

 

Sharing Connections: $195,031 awarded in financial assistance, allowed over 401 children in our school-age programs, early childhood education center and summer day camps to grow in a secure and nurturing environment to build friendships and thrive.

Developing Character: 60% of 950 campers who attended Triangle YMCA Ranch Camp received over $115,034 in financial assistance to be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature and acquire new skills during the summer.

HEALTHY LIVING

Welcoming Everyone: Supporting our community’s well-being, we provided $135,005 for Y memberships, ensuring that 548 members were not turned away and received essential financial assistance.

 

Transforming Lives: Throughout the summer, an impressive 80% of our youth achieved the remarkable milestone of earning their green swim band, with the support of $10,500 in financial assistance. This achievement reflects their heightened water safety skills and increased self-confidence.

Building Skills and Confidence: Provided $11,979 in scholarships to support 150 enthusiastic participants in sports programs, positively impacting and enriching their Y experience.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Bridging Gaps: An astounding 79% of the youth in our Summer Day Camp made remarkable improvements in their literacy scores, with more than 50% experiencing significant advancements in their literacy skills over the course of the program.

 

Inspiring Collaborations:  Actively engaged with the Tucson refugee community by collaborating with local organizations to offer 80 youth essential swim lessons, all made possible through generous donations without any cost to the participants.

Reclaiming Health: Post-COVID, our active older adults remain resilient, with 3,251 individuals prioritizing their health and nurturing strong connections at the Y.

Need financial assistance?

Through fundraising efforts, we are able to offer tiered pricing and scholarships for membership and programs, click here to learn more! 

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