Join a Cause for Community, Join the Y in 2012
When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported. Adults need help finding balance in life and motivation in managing their health. Children need safe environments where they’re nurtured and inspired to reach their full potential. Seniors need a place where they can be active and find camaraderie. And, families need opportunities and places to connect and strengthen relationships with one another.
The YMCA of the Suncoast– a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – offers this support and more, and during its annual new year campaign is encouraging community members in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, and Pinellas counties to join the Y.
“At the Y, you’re not only part of an organization, but part of a community and a cause that benefits you and your neighbors,” says G. Scott Goyer, President and CEO of the YMCA of the Suncoast. “Here, a membership means more – it’s an opportunity to feel good while being part of a cause that helps make positive changes in people’s lives.”
The YMCA of the Suncoast’s 10 Y locations offer a variety of programs to the community, with something for everyone, including health and fitness classes like yoga, Zumba, cycling, and strength training that nurture your spirit, mind, and body; youth sports like basketball, soccer, and flag football that build skill while building confidence; art programs like karate and tae kwon do to jewelry making and dance lessons that foster creativity and expression; aquatics programs with swim lessons for all ages, water exercise, and swim and dive teams that teach people to overcome fear and accomplish lifelong skill and safety; and senior programs like SilverSneakers wellness classes and social outings that build relationships and camaraderie while maintaining health.
Last year, our Y helped 84,000 individuals and adults experience something special. From our LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program where cancer survivors have the opportunity to take free classes that support them in their return to wellness; to our Teen Leaders programs where hundreds of teens learn leadership and responsibility through Youth and Government programs, and education through international YMCA partnerships that teach teens about the world around them and how they can make a difference.