YMCAs Activate America
For more than 150 years, the YMCA has been dedicated to holistic health and development. That commitment has taken on new urgency amidst our country’s severe health crisis, which has been brought about by a myriad of factors, including:
- Physical inactivity
- Unhealthy eating
The YMCA is now in a strong position to influence change in individuals and in communities. As individuals and communities, we can solve this crisis. Individuals can make better choices; communities can offer options such as accessible walking and biking trails, parks and healthier school lunches.
YMCAs across the country are joining, and in many cases, leading these efforts, through YMCA Activate America®, the YMCA’s comprehensive approach to directly addressing our nation’s escalating health threats. By transforming how we work both inside and outside our walls, YMCAs aim to engage all those who seek well-being in spirit, mind and body.
Whether you’re someone who plays basketball twice a week, is part of a walking group or is coming through our doors for the first time looking for help in making some life changes, the YMCA can provide the support and activities appropriate to help you set and reach your goals. If you are already involved with the YMCA, and are looking for something more, your YMCA staff is prepared to listen and learn about your wants, needs and interests and to support the changes you want to make.
If there’s someone in your life who could use help getting started toward a healthier future, suggest that he or she talk with a staff member or volunteer at the Y, where health and well-being for all is central to our mission.
To Help Families Get Started - Healthy Family Home
Sometimes you just need a little help starting on a new project - like making the whole family healthier. We have just what you're looking for, a pamphlet of fun games and new ways to look at things that will help you start down the right path for your family. You can read and/or download it here.