Catching Up With Anne

 

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Dear YMCA Family and Friends,

As 2019 comes to a close, I want to thank our members, board, donors, supporters, friends, and family for celebrating 100 years of the YMCA of Long Island.

We've had a tremendous year recognizing the positive impact that the YMCA has had on individuals, families, and communities for a century. But we didn't get here alone. 

This year was a year of “thanks” to the thousands of people who touch the Y every day.  To our members who choose the Y as your home away from home; to our donors that generously support our neighbors across the island; to our staff who dedicate their careers to further the Y’s mission – THANK YOU!

On September 19, 2019, with nearly 400 guests in attendance, we celebrated a century of positive impact at our 100th Anniversary Gala and honored several benefactors who made this impact possible. More than $450,000 was raised to provide programs and services to children, teens, adults, and families in need.

Check out our 100th Anniversary Video for highlights of the event!  

We look forward to the next 100 years because every community deserves a YMCA and we know we will get there, together.

As we wrap up our milestone year, we look to 2020 as the year of inspirations. Inspiring the community through giving back and providing support to our communities, aspiring our youth to become the leaders of tomorrow, and achieving our personal health and fitness goals. Our new brand campaign focuses on the Y mission – Inspire (Social Responsibility), Aspire (Youth Development) and Perspire (Healthy Living). Learn more at https://ymcali.org/2020.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday and a bright New Year!

Gratefully,

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Anne N. Brigis
President & CEO

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

This year has been off to a great start in our Preschool programs. With 100 Days of School, Fall Festivals, Snack with Santa and holiday activities, our preschool classrooms are full of learning, laughter, and friendships.  Our School Age students have been just as busy with homework help, STEM projects, and fun holiday-themed projects in our Before and After School Programs. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is just around the corner! Stay tuned for more information. 

Calling all Child Care Professionals! We are hiring Site Directors, Group Leaders and Assistant Teachers for our Child Care and School Age Child Care programs. We are seeking individuals that are passionate about working with children to join our team. For more information, visit Careers or email childcare@ymcali.org.

If you’re a working parent or want something fun for your child to do when school is out for Mid-Winter Break in February, there are limited spots available in our Holiday Camps. Our locations in Bay Shore, Glen Cove, Huntington, and Patchogue will offer Sports & Games, STEM and Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Special Theme Activities, and more. Registration is required. Rates and dates vary per branch. Visit https://ymcali.org/holiday-camp for more information.

Dreaming of summer yet? Well, it’s almost time to register for Summer Day Camp! We are busy preparing for an amazing 2020 summer camp season and can’t wait to share with you all the new and exciting features. Registration is opening  on January 10 so visit ymcali.org/camp to register. You can also download our 2020 Camp Brochure now for more information.

Winter Program Registration begins January 19, 2020. The session runs from February 2 through April 11. Register for swim lessons, dance classes, sports, family programs and more. View programs/classes.

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HEALTHY LIVING

2020 is just around the corner and we're already setting our health and wellness goals for the new year ahead. It's time to move, sweat, and challenge yourself. Whatever your personal goals are, people of all abilities build healthy habits at the Y.  Everyone has the opportunity to surpass their potential.  With our state-of-the-art fitness centers, indoor pools, hundreds of group fitness classes each week, free Child Watch while you work out, programs for kids and families, and so much more...go ahead and Perspire! Do it. You'll be so glad you joined our Y community.  Starting January 1 through February 16, we are offering $0 Joiner Fee. To learn more about this offer, please visit https://ymcali.org/wintermembership.

 

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

One of the most important things we do at the Y is provide scholarships to children, teens, adults, and families. This year, we introduced YMCA Inspired Gifts that will help to provide programs and services that nurture youth development, foster healthy living and inspire social responsibility. Please consider making a gift to someone in need this holiday season.
Y Inspired Gift options include: 

$100: Swim Lessons
Provide 8 Swim Lessons for a child.

$250: Pre-Teen & Teen Memberships 
Provide Pre-Teen or Teen Center and Teen Programs for one year.

$500: Active Older Adult Membership
Provide membership to an active older adult for one year.

$1,000: Family Membership
Provide stability and support to a local family in need for a full year.

$3,000: Summer Day Camp 
Transform a young life for one full summer.

$5,000: LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
Provide 10 classes of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA to a cancer survivor.

To learn more about our YMCA’s Inspired Gifts, please visit: http://ymcali.org/inspiredgifts.

 

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