Dear YMCA Supporter,
Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in the YMCA Endless Cycle Event, in support of the Y Strong Kids Campaign (SKC). This event is a team-based Corporate Fundraising Relay, at the East YMCA, on Friday, February 8, 2019, and helps to ensure that all children in our community have access to the many programs and services available at the YMCA of Regina.
As a leading charity, the YMCA of Regina cares about the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community. The Y Strong Kids Campaign is important because it takes a village to build healthy communities and to provide programs for kids in our community to reach their full potential.
The Y’s Strong Kids Program encompasses a number of community initiatives including:
- Beyond The Bell program
- Before And After School Program
- YMCA Youth Leadership Programs
- Sponsorship & Assisted Membership to the YMCA of Regina
Contributions to the Y Strong Kids Campaign have a direct impact on youth in our community by creating funds for programming that:
- Removes financial barriers to participation, ensuring everyone can reach their potential; and
- Provides staff and resources to offer YMCA programs and services that enhance the health and wellbeing of Regina kids.
Here is what individuals have said about some of these programs:
“Our family has had the fortunate opportunity to be part of the After School Special Care Program at the North YMCA for more than 2 years. As a parent of a child with special needs, each age and stage creates new challenges. Our son Isaac has Autism, and as he became too old for typical ‘After School Programming’ but lacked the independence skills to stay home alone we became concerned. This YMCA program fills a critical gap in the city. It has been a huge reassurance that Isaac has a safe, welcoming and fun place to go after school. He has the benefit of spending time with peers and participating in a variety of activities.” – The Webb Family