In communities across the state, the Y is a leading voice for health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, thousands of youth adults, and families are receiving the support, guidance, and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind, and body.
Specifically, Michigan YMCAs support efforts and legislation to fight obesity, encourage physical activity for people of all ages, and address prevention as a means to help curb chronic diseases.
The YMCA is a community-based association of people committed to nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy lifestyles, and fostering social responsibility to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials resources needed to learn, grow, and thrive. Anchored in over 60 communities across our state, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to not just promise, but to also deliver lasting personal social change.
2016 Advocacy Agenda and Priorities
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That is why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievements.
Specifically, Michigan YMCAs support early youth development efforts, including affordable childcare, after-school programs, literacy, and active play.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities most critical needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations, or building healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, volunteers, donors, leaders, and partners across our communities are empowering thousands of people to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.
Specifically, Michigan YMCAs support tax exemption for non-profit entities that provide a community benefit.