YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit wrote -
With your donation to the Strong Kids Campaign, you make it possible for children and teens to take part in programs that teach them positive behaviors, allow them to explore their talents and help them grow and realize their potential. Thank you for your support and generosity!
Because of your contribution, this year the Lakeshore Family YMCA is able to support.....
- Child Care: Each year, the Lakeshore Family YMCA provides affordable, safe, and enriching child care to over100 families in our community. Nearly half of these families would not be able to participate without the financial support provided through the Strong Kids Campaign. With increased focus on early brain development and other societal demands, families need all the support they can get to nurture their youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development. The Y provides a safe and healthy place to learn. Children gain foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance. Their learning is enhanced by the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The average YMCA child care family applies for financial assistance in order to ensure quality, enriching child care while parents work to provide for their family. Help during this critical time in children’s lives places them on the path to educational success.
- Summer Day Camp: Each summer, more than 200 families apply for financial support in order to afford, safe, nurturing, and enriching YMCA camp for their children. These parents would not be able to send their kids to camp without your support. Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community. They learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. 200 day campers need your support. The average family requesting assistance receives $85 in weekly support in order to afford YMCA Day Camp while parents work.
- Girls on the Run: More than 200 girls are hoping for financial support for this extraordinary program that combines a message of healthy choices with the physical fitness of running. Girls on the Run builds self-esteem, teaches healthy choices, and fosters peer support - all while teaching the joy of physical activity. All girls "graduate" with a 5k race along with 1,500 other girls from across Metro Detroit. $150 supports a girl through 20 sessions of the program and sponsors her participation in a 5k race celebrating the end of the season.