You know the challenges that we face in North Texas. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. Face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow. But where society falls short, the Y – and donors like you – step in. Together we make a difference in the lives of thousands of people and a huge impact on each individual we serve.
Water Safety Programs
Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among Texas children. Because we have over 100 years of experience teaching people how to swim, the YMCA developed a plan to reach minority children so they could learn basic water safety skills and help them have fun around water at the same time. Our Make a Splash and Urban Swim initiatives teach water safety where children need it most - in their home communities. Currently, 95% of kids who come through our Make a Splash program can get out of the water independently. Supporting Water Safety Programs saves lives.
Teen Youth and Government
Democracy must be learned by each generation. Youth and Government is a way to help young people learn about the workings of state, national and international governments. It is also an excellent forum for students to explore the concerns, opportunities and diverse perspectives that touch our world. The program pairs adult advisers with co-ed Middle School and High school groups. This approach offers the best source of potential youth leadership combined with experiential learning. Your gift to Teen Youth & Government supports future leaders.
Community Health Initiatives
As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest and healthiest potential. In the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained lifestyle coach introduces topics in a supportive, small group environment and encourages participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health. This year alone, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas hopes to reach 500 pre-diabetics and diabetics to reverse their health decline. Your gift will support the YMCA’s efforts for healthy living.
At the Y, Family Wellness programs help build family habits for nutrition and physical activity that may reduce the risk of burdensome chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes and lead to a lifetime of health and wellness.
As the leader in youth development, we understand the importance of providing our participants with a balance of academic enrichment activities as well as an enhanced focus on overall physical well-being. We work side-by-side with industry experts, and local school districts to design experiences that help your child learn, grow and thrive. This year, the YMCA is committed to expanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum throughout our Afterschool programs. Gifts in support of Afterschool Enrichment ensure we are providing stimulating and physically active enrichment for every child.
Support Your Local YMCA
A Promise to Community
Support your local YMCA with a gift to the Annual Campaign. When you click on the Donate Now button on the right side of your screen, you can choose your branch. Since 1885, we have been providing programs in all sections of Metropolitan Dallas and its surrounding areas. Make your gift today, and make an impact right in your neighborhood. To learn more about the Annual Campaign, click here.
Support the YMCA of Liberia
Shift the Present - Change The Future
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has a unique connection to the YMCA of Liberia through longtime Dallas YMCA soccer coach Doc Lawson. Doc founded his non-profit organization, Donami, to bring soccer and childhood fun to youth as a way to inspire social change. This unique partnership allows you to give to Donami to support the YMCA of Liberia and the people of it's country. To learn more about Donami, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-880-YMCA (9622)
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation
A Lasting Investment
The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation exists to provide long-term support to the Association. There are a variety of funds within the Foundation that provide lasting support to specific branches and camps, as well as funds that provide support to all of our area YMCAs. In addition, the Foundation holds funds designated for scholarships for graduating high school seniors with an affiliation to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and are residents of the Dallas area. By donating to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation, you provide a lasting investment and can help us foster youth development and college success. For more information, email: email@example.com or call 214-880-YMCA (9622)
Leaving a Legacy
Naming the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas as a beneficiary in your will, trust documents, bequests, or other instruments, provides long lasting support. Donors who choose to support the YMCA in this way become members of the YMCA Heritage Club. When you leave a legacy, you ensure the YMCA can fulfill its mission for generations to come. If you are considering planned giving, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-880-YMCA (9622)