Social Responsibility

There is no other non-profit quite like the YMCA.

At the YMCA, we are a cause-driven organization committed to providing support to our neighbors and opportunities for kids, adults and families to give, join in or advocate in the name of stronger communities.

 


Charitable Giving
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization dedicated to lifting up youth, promoting good health and creating stronger, more connected communities. We are able to fulfill our mission of enhancing the spirit, mind and body of all through the generosity of our members and donors. Whether it’s through time, talents, energy or funds, when you give back, you help strengthen our community. The generosity of others is at the core of our existence. Join our cause and make a lasting impact!


Volunteerism

AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. Each member receives a monthly living allowance, and upon successful completion of their term, members qualify for an education award.

Other Volunteering Opportunities
As a not-for-profit we greatly appreciate dedicated individuals who are willing to share their time and talents through volunteering. We offer a handful of volunteering opportunities at our annual events including our Paul Howry Golf Tournament, Thanksgiving Day Burn the Bird Race, Easter Eggstravaganza and more! 


Community Building

Brighter Futures
Our Brighter Futures group is a network of professionals under 40 who want to create brighter futures for youth in Cass and Clay Counties. Members connect to their communities and each other through professional development, educational opportunities, volunteering and networking events.

Reach & Rise® Mentoring Program
Reach and Rise® is a national YMCA program designed to provide guidance and group-based mentoring services to create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth and help them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults. Volunteer mentors act as a positive adult role model and supports youth ages 8 to 15.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
Our YMCA has helped over 400 cancer survivors rebuild strength and wellness following treatment. It is a FREE 12-week wellness program designed for cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their disease and/or treatment. The focus is on cardiorespiratory fitness and strength training with the outcome of the class being overall wellness and confidence.


Family Resources
To bring about meaningful change, individuals need ongoing encouragement and tools. We’re here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address the most pressing social issues. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to achieve their best. If you or someone you know is in need, the YMCA can connect you to resources within ourorganization and in our community. Listed here are a handful of programs that we offer to assist local families:


Safety Education
Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Trainings allow participants to learn life-saving skills and become certified for fun and rewarding jobs. The YMCA also offers CPR/AED classes for adult, child and infant certifications as well as first aid.


Global Services
As an interconnected global network, the Y has the resources and solutions to build bridges and make our changing communities stronger-both at home and abroad.