The YMCA of Central Kentucky is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through programs that nurture children's potential, promote individual health and well-being, and provide support for our neighbors. Your donations will bring meaningful change to others.
GIVE THEM SAFE SPACES
Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Y has safely provided emergency child care and summer day camp for hundreds of Central Kentucky children. Now, we're excited to provide out of school time opportunities to support students and families across Central Kentucky.Y Academy and Y Learning Labs provide safe, secure and healthy environments for students, ages 5-12, while schools are operating differently. Y Academy provides daily support for remote learning, unique enrichment opportunities and physical activity while providing children a chance to have healthy social time with others in a socially-distant environment. Y Learning Labs provide parents with an alternative to learning from home by offering students their own quiet work space, equipped with Wi-Fi, to complete their daily assignments.
GIVE THEM POSSIBILITIES
YMCA Black Achievers is a nationally known college and career readiness program aimed to support student's higher education and career goals. Founded in 1985, the YMCA Black Achievers program supports youth, grades 6-12, in academics, career exploration & planning, mentoring and post-secondary support. Participants develop relationships, build character and interact with professionals who serve as role models who encourage and inspire them to pursue their dreams. The program serves students across nine Central Kentucky counties, two Saturdays per month during the school year.
Every day, the Y is focused on strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our programs protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage the youth in our community as well as the young at heart. We believe that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For this reason, our Annual Giving Campaign, provides financial support for individuals and families so that all are able to benefit from Y programs and memberships. We can’t do it alone – we need your help providing possibilities to all, during this pandemic.