On Thursday, April 5 over 500 East Boston YMCA supporters will gather at the Logan Hilton Hotel for the Y’s annual Reach Out for Youth breakfast fundraiser.
The breakfast will raise money to ensure that no child, family or adult will ever be turned away from the Y due to an inability to pay full fees.
The Y’s dedicated staff in Eastie has long believed in the power of community and collaboration. Their role in strengthening families, so everyone thrives has been evident in the work they do daily with local children and families.
However, while the annual breakfast is always a success there’s always room for growth and the more money raised from individual donors, no matter how much or how little, means more Eastie children will benefit from the agency’s important child care and family services.
Last year, the YMCA raised well above their goal during the annual capital campaign and Reach Out for Youth breakfast. As in years past, all money raised through the capital campaign is directed to scholarship assistance for programming in Eastie. In 2017 through donations and fundraising the Y was able to raise over $200,000 to help Y families.
For more nearly two decades, the Y in Eastie has been helping people in the community improve the quality of their lives with programs that focus on healthy living, social responsibility and youth development.It’s the Y’s mission to be a cornerstone for social change, leading individuals and families of all backgrounds and at all stages of life to learn, thrive and improve the neighborhood.
At the Y, the fitness and nutrition programs are educating and supporting members in their quest to live healthier lives. Seniors are using their membership to stay connected to activities and to people to keep them young and living with purpose, and youth in the Y’s early education and care and after-school programs are learning literacy skills and receiving academic support in conjunction with Boston Public Schools curriculum.
The Y is also empowering teens, socially and academically. The Y’s Safe Dates Program provides teens with the skills they need to help them make positive choices in their personal relationships, and free SAT programs and employment through the Y give them the tools they need to be successful in school and beyond.
So it is important for more people to get involved, dig deep and help the Y on its road to another successful year.