What We Do
The YMCA has focused much of its work on transforming key community challenges into community opportunities supporting over 50,000 metro-Detroit lives. The list of community needs addressed by the YMCA is exhaustive; here is an overview of the top eleven over the past decade:
Reducing childhood drowning through free water safety education -10,000 children served.
Decreasing academic failures by increasing access to early childhood learning - 1000 children served.
Eliminating food insecurity by distributing healthy meals - 800,000+ meals served.
Breaking the poverty cycle by employing youth in summer jobs - employed 5000 youth.
Nurturing mental health by engaging youth in camp experiences - 10,000 children served.
Preventing family disconnection through YMCA memberships - 8,000 families served.
Improving the quality of life thru opportunities to create & experience the arts -1000 children served.
Empowering vulnerable girls to become confident young women through GOTR - 20,000 children served.
Engaging in chronic disease prevention & recovery thru health & wellness - 50,000 people served.
Encouraging aging adults to adopt active healthy lifestyles through Y programs - 10,000 seniors served.
Activating sedentary children by creating sports & play access in communities - 11,000+ children served.