When you donate to the DOWNRIVER FAMILY YMCA, you make the DOWNRIVER COMMUNITY better through programs focused on: Summer Day Camp: $200 provides 1 week 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. Afterschool Care: $300 provides 1 month of Afterschool Care According to the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, children are more likely to engage in drug use, sexual activity and crime from 3 to 7 pm, in those precious hours after school. The Y provides kids with safe, constructive learning environments through its before and after school programs. By engaging youth in exercise activities like soccer, basketball and baseball, as well as providing nutritious food and learning opportunities, parents can go to work and school with a peace of mind, knowing their children are safe, healthy and happy. Special Needs: $500 provides 8 sessions of Adaptive Fitness The Y understands the challenges that make it difficult for special needs individuals to reach their full potential and responds with services and support that help people to be self-reliant and connected to their communities. Our special needs programs provide a safe, fun place for individuals with disabilities to make friends and improve their overall well-being. Through adaptive swim lessons, personal training, swim lessons and social clubs, we are actively working to foster a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Every dollar donated to the DOWNRIVER FAMILY YMCA has a lasting impact on the people of the DOWNRIVER COMMUNITY. Give today for a better us.