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Your gift to Manatee YMCA Annual Community Scholarship Campaign means that somewhere in your community a YMCA door opens to a child, a family, a senior, who would otherwise be unable to afford it. You open the door to swimming lessons, youth sports, recreation, before and after school programs, tutoring, fitness,dance, programs that teach strong core values... Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Your gifts are truly investments in the quality of life for others. Whether you make a once a year gift or monthly gifts, your gifts add up to the Y’s strong belief that when, “everyone plays, everyone wins”. Our commitment is to never deny anyone access to programs and facilities due to an inability to pay. Each year we provide more than 1,200 scholarships to individuals and families who otherwise cannot afford to participate. These important scholarships are made possible by people donating to our Annual Community Scholarship Campaign.
YMCA campaign supported programs
TEENS: Ourreach for our community's teens with programs providing character-building activities, positive guidance and skills leading to a safe, productive and healthy lifestyle.
CHILD CARE AND DAY CAMP: Before & after school care for elementary and middle school children is provided throughout Manatee County. Day Camp for days when school is not in session including holidays, spring break and summer break.
SPLASH: FREE introduction to swimming is provided to children in Manatee County every May held at all branches. The program teaches water safety and provides an introduction to swim lessons.
SENIORS: Programs, activities and social intertainment that keep older adults active, vital and connected to our community.
SPORTS: Non-competitive instructional sports for children and teens and semi-competitive sports for all ages.
MEMBERSHIP: All that the YMCA has to offer with access to programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our focus is Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Noone is turned away due to the inability to pay full price due to our Unique Pricing Scholarship Program to join the Manatee YMCA.Donate Now