The MetroWest YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization. The Y responds to community needs through affordable wellness, educational and recreational programs that help strengthen and support MetroWest area children and families.
We are dedicated to providing programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. In order to achieve the Y's overall goal of strengthening community, the Y focuses on three major areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
To ensure our programs are available to those in our community, financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford memberships or programs. In 2018, more than $1.3 million was provided, and the amount continues to grow. One in eight people in our programs were eligible for and received financial assistance. That number rises when you only look at our Early Learning Center where 50% of children in preschool programs are there thanks to the generosity of people like those who chose to run the Boston Marathon and raise funds on our behalf.
Donations made to the MetroWest Y support individual and family access to programs such as:
- Preschool, after-school programs and summer camp
- Water Safety/Swimming lessons
- YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
- LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA for adult cancer survivors
And like many of us, maybe you have your own Y story, we would love to hear it!