BENEFITING: YMCA of Greater New York
EVENT DATE: Oct 16, 2015
Support our Zumba FUNdraiser! Our participants will move and shake it for a good cause! All proceeds benefit the Prospect Park YMCA's Annual Campaign which ensure that no child or family is turned away from life-enhancing YMCA programs because of the inability to pay.
Families today face tremendous challenges. The Prospect Park YMCA is uniquely positioned to help kids, individuals and families overcome these challenges to reach their full potential. Many of the programs and activities that the YMCA provides are free or offered at a reduced fee.
Last year, the Prospect Park YMCA saw amazing growth and we are now serving over 48,000 members of our community (17,000 were youth). However, with this wonderful growth in services comes a significant increase in the need for scholarships and financial assistance.
- Our Y Afterschool program offered care and educational assistance for 450 youths each school day for free.
- Almost half of our more than 1,000 children who attended our summer camps participated for free or with financial assistance.
- Our teen civic and leadership programs such as Leaders Club and Youth & Government are offered year-round for free.
- The New Americans Welcome Center served over 2900 people in our English as a Second Language and Computer Literacy Classes for free.
About the Annual Campaign: Contributions to the YMCA's Annual Campaign ensure that no child or family is turned away from life-enhancing YMCA programs because of the inability to pay. Each year, the YMCA of Greater New York provides financial assistance to tens of thousands of local youth and families in need. These requests are now rising to unprecedented levels. The YMCA of Greater New York, through its annual fund-raising, wants to be there to meet them.