Community Impact

We are proud to share with you the highlights of our outstanding accomplishments and community impact in the Central Florida area. We will continue to support the needs of our growing and diverse communities through quality programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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Healthy Kids Day: Keeping Young Minds & Bodies Active

April 16th, 2014
With nearly 1-in-3 Florida kids overweight or obese – and a majority reading below grade level, the Y’s Healthy Kids Day is a great way for families to get up, get active and start developing ...
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We Can Do So Much More with You

March 10th, 2014
The Y of Central Florida’s Annual Support Campaign has officially kicked off with a $3.2 million goal to make the Y available and accessible to more than 31,500 neighbors in need. Leading the ...
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Major Dan Rooney to Headline Celebration of Prayer

March 10th, 2014
Major Dan Rooney, a great American patriot, author and man of faith will headline the YMCA’s 20th Annual Celebration of Prayer on Thursday, April 17. Tickets and corporate tables are now ...
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Frank DeLuca YMCA Groundbreaking

March 10th, 2014
After five years of big dreams, hard work and incredible fundraising, construction has begun on the new Frank DeLuca YMCA Family Center in Ocala. More than 325 people turned out for the Feb. 21 ...
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Dr. Mae Jemison Leads Martin Luther King Jr. Event

January 20th, 2014
In keeping the “C” alive and well at the Y and across our community, the Y of Central Florida united more than 1,200 people of all faiths and backgrounds for the 23rd Annual Arthur “Pappy” ...
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A Place That Shows Youth the Other Side of Life

January 7th, 2014
Central Florida is fortunate to have many great youth organizations, but it’s only at the Y – as the crossroads of our community – that at-risk youth get to experience the other side of life. ...
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Honoring Selfless Community Spirits

January 2nd, 2014
In October, we honored Barbara Roper and her late husband Bert for their incredible generosity in establishing the Roper YMCA Family Center in Winter Garden. It was also a chance to recognize ...
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Great Communities. Great Philanthropy.

January 2nd, 2014
Not everyone knows it, but the Y never turns anyone away due to an inability to pay. In fact, one-third of our members receive some sort of financial assistance for membership, after school care, ...
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Helping Youth Thrive at Every Stage of Development

January 2nd, 2014
Through our focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, the Y provides the complete “wrap-around” support today’s kids need to reach their full potential. And we do it ...
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Operation Christmas Child Another Huge Success!

January 2nd, 2014
Few things feel better than helping kids in need. Just ask the thousands of Y members, staff and volunteers who joined together to support Operation Christmas Child, an international mission ...
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A Legacy of Sustainability and Social Responsibility

January 2nd, 2014
When we talk about Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, nothing highlights the heart of the Y’s mission better than our 11 Outreach Ys. The fact is, not all Ys are created ...
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