Community Impact

Welcome To Our Table

Kids 2-18 receive a free meal Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-6 p.m. at the Eastside Family Y.

The Free Weight Room at the County Y will be closed Feb. 18-22; the entire Y will be closed Feb. 20-Feb. 22 as we replace equipment and reconfigure the Wellness Center.  We will reopen at 7 a.m. on Feb. 23.

The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Our membership is 25,000 strong and spread across Erie County with membership branches, program centers and community outreach partnerships.

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Community Impact

Everything the Y does is in service of making us better.

Community Impact

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