When you donate to the LIVONIA FAMILY YMCA, you make the WESTERN WAYNE COMMUNITY better through programs focused on: Summer Day Camp: $200 provides 2 weeks of day camp Day camp at the Y helps kids form new friendships, strengthen confidence and sharpen character. The Y is also working to close the achievement gap and reverse the trend of summer learning loss throughout Metro Detroit by including educational programs into all of our summer day camps. However, not all children have access to enriching summer experiences. The Y raises funds so everyone, regardless of income or background, has the ability to learn, grow and thrive at camp. Girls on the Run/STRIDE: $480 sponsors 4 opportunities for Girls on the Run®/STRIDE These afterschool programs use the power of running to help prepare youth for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living with interactive activities such as running, playing games and meaningful discussions culminating in a 5K run. Youth in third through eighth grades learn a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and team building skills to help them become strong and self-confident. The Y believes that every child should have the opportunity to participate. Scholarships are awarded so that no child is turned away due to inability to pay. CARES: $85 sponsors 1 child in CARES Though there are 1,500 Special Olympics-registered athletes in Southeast Michigan, there are no tennis programs available to individuals with special needs. With your investment, the Y will offer a tennis program tailored to meet the needs of special needs athletes. The CARES Tennis Program will promote coordination, balance, and socialization skills for kids, teens and adults with special needs in a structured, predictable and encouraging environment. Every dollar donated to the LIVONIA FAMILY YMCA has a lasting impact on the people of the WESTERN WAYNE COMMUNITY. Give today for a better us.