February 07, 2012

It’s time to re-introduce ourselves. We are the Y of Central Florida – an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility.

No other organization touches as many lives as we do. In fact, most other non-profit organizations have a small footprint in one or two neighborhoods, but our footprint spreads across hundreds of communities in six Central Florida counties –Orange, Seminole, Osceola,Lake, Marion and Brevard – where we offer opportunities for everyone to reach their highest potential in spirit, mind and body.

As a leading non-profit, we are most proud of our focus on social responsibility. So what does that mean? Simple, it means we give back and support our communities with programs, financial assistance and resources that build strong communities and create enduring impact in the lives of community residents every day.

Making Support Accessible to All

At the Y of Central Florida, our goal is to make all we offer accessible and available to the entire Central Florida community. One of the most significant ways we do this is through our Annual Support Campaign. Each year we raise money so that we can provide services to those who could not otherwise afford it or address pressing issues faced in our diverse communities.

Changing Lives Daily

Each year, we provide opportunities for over 230,000 kids, families, seniors and adults in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, after school care and much more.

Committed to Strengthening Worthy Communities

Many of our Ys are located in communities that are economically challenged and are in need of financial assistance. Our board, staff and major partners are committed to these Ys and neighborhoods. Most come from humble beginnings, small with little or no equipment or resources. Today all of these facilities have been renovated. We work hard to make these places where the communities feel welcome, safe and secure. And our Outreach Ys offer community-specific membership and program fees so that we can be sure all the Y has to offer is accessible to community residents.

DID YOU KNOW?  The Y has privately raised over $26 million to build and keep 9 Ys open in these communities:

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Blanchard Park YMCA – Our Investment: $5 Million
  • South Orlando YMCA– Our Investment: $5 Million
  • Wayne Densch – Our Investment: $4.5 Million
  • Tangelo Park– Our Investment: $500,000

OSCEOLA COUNTY

  • Osceola YMCA – Our Investment: $5 Million

LAKE COUNTY

  • South Lake YMCA– Our Investment: $45,000

BREVARD COUNTY

  • Suntree YMCA – Our Investment: $105,000
  • Titusville YMCA- Our Investment: $3 Million
  • Cocoa YMCA – Our Investment: $2 Million

At the Y, we are committed to giving back and providing support to our neighbors. We have been been doing this for 160 years. Through the Y of Central Florida, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of donors, leaders and partners Florida are empowering people in our communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Be part of something bigger and get involved with your community today by:

 

To find out details on how to get involved, visit a neighborhood Y near you.

 

How do you give back to your community?