One of the greatest misconceptions about the YMCA of Greater Rochester is that is that the Y is just a building with a pool and a gym. The reality is that the YMCA is a powerful agent of change with a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Look at some the ways the Y is strengthening the foundation of the community:
- The Y is a community partner for health and wellness. Chronic disease is a crisis in our region. Programs that tackle diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and cancer are growing areas of the Y’s service, and so much more.
- The Y is essential for our residents’ quality of life. Across the region, the Y’s 17 facilities and child care centers are viewed as community resources by employers, school systems, and local government partners. The scope of our facilities and breadth of programs enhance the neighborhoods we serve.
- The Y is Monroe County’s leading provider of Child Care. Affordable, quality child care is a critical need for families. The Y serves more than 3,000 children a day in youth development.
- The Y is open to all. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Y ensures its programs and services are accessible to everyone. Children, young adults, families, seniors, veterans and those with diverse abilities are among the many, but rapidly growing segments of our members. The Y’s operational success in camps and suburban facilities contribute to the development and delivery of programs at its urban sites.