Dear, members & friends —
We can all help build a better world by making sure kids have the right conditions to excel.
Certain events in your life are irreversible, and they stay with you for as long as you live.
That’s why the Y serves as an island of safety and sanctuary for kids all over New York City. We give young people the opportunity to grow and thrive, even when challenging circumstances in their lives threaten to shatter their dreams.
One boy whose life has been forever changed by YMCA Summer Camp is Joshua Theodros. Click here to see how his journey has been filled with both heroism and heartbreak...
For kids like Joshua, certain events in their lives can seem insurmountable. But even after the death of his father, Joshua was able to gain confidence and freedom in his swimming and in his life — with the help of the Y.
We give kids the opportunity simply to be kids. The Y offers all kids a zone of safety, a secure place to learn and grow. A place to discover who they are, no matter what cards life has dealt them.
Your kindness can change someone's life both positively and powerfully when you contribute to YMCA Summer Camp. Help us restore the natural optimism of youth to thousands of New York City kids. Through the Y you will have a real and permanent effect in changing lives for the better.
Because you care, I hope you’ll join us. With your support, we’ll put more kids like Joshua on a safe and secure path to adulthood.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Dordy Jourdain, Executive Director