YOU FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Because of the Y, more kids in neighborhoods around our community are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. That makes for conﬁdent kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. 35% of our members are children & teens. Over 2,100 low income youth received school supplies and books in 2012. 60 preschoolers are better prepared for Kindergarten. The Y is one of the largest providers of preschool enhancement and day care centers in Decatur. Decatur Y offers high quality youth programs to families regardless of ability to pay. 100% of our preschool graduates are Kindergarten ready. Children tutored at the Y increase reading and math by 1 full level within a short amount of time.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Being healthy means more than simply being active Heathy living is maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. At the Y kids and adults alike learn new skills and foster connections through our activities. Our Y has a longstanding dedication to providing programs and services that keep people healthy, enhance education and affect a positive attitude. We provide arthritis, water and chair exercises, chair yoga and Zumba gold. We provide for all and fulﬁll a community need with targeted programs for the vulnerable populations: economically disadvantaged, elderly and handicapped. The Y provides youth ﬁtness in Decatur schools to 800 children. School Age Program includes tutoring, robotics and much needed physical activity and recreation. No screen time!
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Supporting our neighbors to better our communities The local community creates our Y plan based on local needs and maintains it through a local board of community volunteers. We help Decatur area non-proﬁts and community service organizations address community issues at little or no charge. In 2012 the Y provided 4,168 hours of volunteer opportunities to our community. We mobilized 246 program and policy volunteers to serve those in need. The Y provided a value of $45,000 in volunteer services. 7,561 Nutitious meals were served to kids in need during the summer.
MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE
Financial assistance keeps the Decatur Family YMCA available for kids, families and individuals who need us most. We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, conďŹ dent, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right here in Decatur.
BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY IN 2012: Adult Membership Assistance
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YOUR DONATIONS IMPACT LIVES $224,000 DONATED IN 2012 FOR:
Senior Membership Assistance
8.93% Family Membership Assistance
220 W. McKinley Ave. Decatur, IL 62526 217-872-9622
Preschool Enhancement 4.48%
Other Organizations 4.46%
Youth Financial Assistance Youth Wellness Urban Swim 4.46% 2.23%
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