YMCA of Greater Erie

2017 Community Impact Report

The Y gives us a place to play, learn, to be healthy, to eat well and give back.  It gives us all a safe and welcoming place to go. Everything the Y does is in service of making us better.

Our Y sits at the forefront of several key issues facing the Erie community including:

  • adult and childhood obesity
  • drowning prevention
  • high school graduation rates
  • nutrition awareness
  • early learning readiness

We’ve taken big steps to “walk the walk and talk the talk” with organizational commitments outlined in our three-year strategic plan.  Of note are action items in support of:

  • teen-led programs focused on cognitive and social growth
  • early-learning readiness programs to build the assets of informal caregivers
  • healthy eating and  physical activity standards to develop healthy habits and nutritional awareness in kids
  • safety in and around water programs to teach kids and adults water safety skills to reduce their risk of drowning
  • lifestyle and chronic disease prevention programs to improve overall health and well-being in adults and kids