Support the Y
For more than 150 years, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta has relied on the generosity of donors to fulfill its vital mission of improving the lives of children, adults and families.
Our programs empower and change lives and transform communities. Your generous contribution allows the Y to impact lives every day. More than 20% of our Y community – kids, adults and families – receives financial assistance to participate in our impactful programs.
Our 2013 WHY IT MATTERS annual giving campaign is crucial to meeting the needs of our community.
To learn other ways to make a gift, please contact the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s Development Office at (404) 267-5323.
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WHY IT MATTERS at the Y
Why We Do What We Do
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta has the know-how, skill and reach to sustain large-scale community change. Our efforts are organized around a four-part agenda.
1. ENSURE SCHOOL READINESS
The Y is closing the school readiness gap for 2,587 preschool children with a special focus on developing early language skills at 13 early education and Head Start academies.
2. IMPROVE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
The Y provides high-quality after-school programs to close the achievement gap for 7,522 children and keeps 11,308 kids active and engaged in summer day camp.
3. EMPOWER HEALTHY LIVING
The Y offers programs that help 8,700 children and adults live healthier, weigh less and be more active by participating in Y signature programs – THE COACH APPROACH®, Youth Fit For Life™ and Start For Life™.
4. INSPIRE TEEN LEADERSHIP
The Y’s teen programs are developing the next generation of leaders by providing a values-centered leadership academy at local Ys and resident camp.