Our Y Success Stories

our y success stories

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in communities around the world.

We understands the challenges that keep families and individuals from reaching their full potential.  That's why each branch responds to the unique issues influencing the community and provides support through services focused on critical areas, such as child welfare, community health, job training, environmental education, quality of life or family services. 

 

Below are a few examples of how we provide support to communities near you.

The Grace of Giving 
The YMCA has helped many individuals like Afred who are now in high school. Make a difference in the lives of others and in your own life through the Community Support Campaign

 

YMCA Community Action Project

  • The YMCA Community Action Project (Y-CAPCommunity Support Campaign gives you the opportunity to help improve and enhance the lives of inner-city youth, their families and the community. 
  • The number of juvenile court referrals for deliquent behavior has steadily increased over the past several years and nearly 1 in 5 freshmen will not have a diploma in four years.
  • This year 650 youth will drop out of school, costing our community approximately $190 million in a lifetime. 

 

Homeless Kids Go To Camp
Krystal's mom died in 2015 of a sudden heart attack.  "My mom and I were a team. We lived together and she took care of my kids while I was studying to get my GED and working as a dishwasher", Krystal says.

She was a single mom living paycheck to paycheck with a 12 year old son Austin, and 9-year old daughter Kasie. By end of the school year they were homeless. Read More...

Want to read more stories like Krystal's? Click to read our newsletter highlighting numberous individuals who have been impacted by the Y and its programs. 


Do you have a story to tell? Contact Tripp McCallie tmccallie@ymcachattanooga.org.

 



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