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 Macomb Family YMCA is able to support....
- Girls on The Run- More than 100 young ladies are waiting for financial support for this extraordinary program combining a message of healthy choices with the physical fitness of running. Girls on The Run builds young ladies self-esteem, teaches healthy choices, continues their education and peer support – all while teaching the joy of physical activity. All girls “graduate” with a 5K race along with 1,500 other young ladies from across Southeast Michigan. $110 gives one young lady the experience of a self-esteem building, positive peer interaction having program while training to complete a 5k running event.
- YMCA Day Camp- Each summer, more than 250 parents apply for financial support in order to afford safe, nurturing and enriching YMCA camp of their children. Most parents are working families unable to provide summer camp without your support. YMCA Day Camp is more than child care – campers receive summer tutoring activities to continue their education through the summer and well as swim lessons, physical activities and service projects. Most importantly, all YMCA children are instructed in the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 432 children need your help this summer 40% of our campers receive some amount of financial assistance. $150 will ensure that each of those campers have the opportunity to explore, play and grow.
- YMCA Swim Lessons- Each year the Macomb Family YMCA has pledged to teach 500 youth to swim. In only 8 targeted lessons, the Y transforms a child from a fear of water from a fear of water to a swimmer able to swim unassisted to safety. In just 10 years, the Macomb Family YMCA’s goal is to help all Macomb area children be safe around water. $65 supports on child though our 8 lesson programs.