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Our Commitment

Strengthening Communities

Youth
Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
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Healthy
Living

Improving the nation's health and overall well-being
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Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
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What is a better us?

A chance for everyone to thrive
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In the U.S., the zip code you're born into can determine your destiny. Where you live can affect your education, your success, your health and even your hopes and dreams.

At the Y, we believe everyone deserves a chance. That's why we offer programs and services to give everyone the opportunity to succeed.

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What is For a Better Us?

The Y is working toward a better us.
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Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

When you—Y members, donors and volunteers—support the Y, you make your communities stronger and help "us" who live in them realize the power of their full potential.

A few familiar faces are helping us bring this idea to life.

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What is For a Better Us?

The Y is working toward a better us.
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Us is a foundation. Us is a bond. Us is a future. But right now, it feels like that bond is fraying. We need a place that can make us whole—where common ground is plenty, differences are assets and opportunity is for all. And thankfully that place exists, right here in cities and towns across the country.

The Y fills the gaps that need filling. Now more than ever, the Y needs your support. Because where there's a Y, there's an us.

For a better us.

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Partners

Our partners share a commitment to helping kids and families reach their greatest potential. With their invaluable support, the Y can reach more people and communities with high impact programs and services that change lives. Together, we are building a better us.
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Visit our partners at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to learn more about what is driving disparities between communities.

Use the data to start a conversation with local leaders, organizations, institutions, neighbors or your YMCA about how you can help strengthen your community.

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No matter who you are or where you live, the Y is a place for anyone who needs us. From college prep to safe spaces, we provide opportunities everyone needs to reach their full potential.