The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign makes it possible for all children and families to access programs offered by the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, regardless of their financial situation. Because of our generous donors, the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph can continue to assist children and families in need.
Kids are our future! Kids can help create strong communities for today and for the future, but only if they have the chance to reach their full potential. Your donation will help support proven programs that give kids the opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives now, but also grown into productive adults. By giving to YMCA Strong Kids, you can help our kids build a better community for tomorrow.
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So, how does our Y use the funding from each Strong Kids Campaign? The YMCA is committed to providing much needed community programs for children, teens and young adults to flourish in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign enables families in need of financial assistance, temporarily or longer term, to benefit from their local Y. For example:
SHARKS, offers free swimming lessons to all grade three students in the Guelph and Wellington area. This program teaches children the necessary skills to survive an accidental fall into deep water, decreasing their risk of drowning.
Have you heard of TAPPS? TAPPS, our Teenage Parents Program, provides support, information, and resources to pregnant and parenting teens. The goal of TAPPS is to support the personal growth of pregnant and parenting teens and their children while assisting teen parents in improving their parenting skills, education and well- being.
Have you ever been to camp? Then you know how excited a child will be this summer when we able to offer them a chance to experience friendships and exciting activities they would not be able to experience due to financial circumstances. We can make that wish a reality for many children each year.
What about D.A.S.H.? The Guelph Y and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health have teamed together to launch the Daily Activity in Schools and Home (D.A.S.H.) program. The goal is to increase activity levels, and decrease negative behaviour on the playground through active games and initiatives.
Our Strong Kids Campaign also helps deliver quality programming and support with memberships so that every family has access to a healthier lifestyle.
Our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign will be stronger because of YOU!