Like you, we believe that every child deserves a chance to run, play, learn and grow as an individual. It is this belief that makes the Greater Scranton YMCA the heart of our community. Thanks to generous donors like you, we are able to provide opportunities for all children to connect with others and contribute positively to our community.
“I can’t tell you how much Summer Scholars has helped my son Cody. His reading skills improved dramatically. He was reading by the end of his first summer scholar’s class, which he had not been doing at the end of his kindergarten school year. I can’t say enough of how much I’m grateful for this program. If there was no Summer Scholars, I would have needed some type of summer camp or course, but we have very little funds to afford that for Cody. I would like to tell the sponsors of this program how grateful I am, and would ask them to continue offering in the future. I think it can only benefit kids to continue their education throughout the summer that need the extra little help.”
–‘Kate’, parent of Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program Participant Cody
Gifts to the Greater Scranton YMCA made this story possible. The 2018 Annual Support Campaign is your chance to help low-income and underserved families, adults, older adults and individuals with disabilities experience all the YMCA has to offer. 100% of every dollar you give in this campaign stays right here in the Greater Scranton community.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development—all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together achieve by giving back together.