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We change our future for the better when everyone has the opportunity to grow in spirit, mind, and body.
When you support the Y, you’re investing in young people, particularly those who are farthest from opportunity, which is key to advancing equity and justice and building whole person health for all. As a community-based organization, the Y has a long history of helping support young people in living their healthiest lives and reaching their full potential in spirit, mind, and body. With an ongoing pandemic and social unrest over the past two years, the current impacts and reality for youth is very concerning.
Together, we can support the healing and recovery process from the trauma of the past two years, and beyond, and mitigating both the immediate effects and long-term disruptions to whole person health, well-being, and quality of life for young people.
Join our mission to support these four areas of work:
When young people have access to food, housing and mental health, we change our future for the better.
"I will never forget the first day that I walked into the Y’s homeless shelter in Seattle ... our shelter was an opportunity for young adults to come off the street and get a hot meal, shower, work on their resume and learn other life skills." - Scott
When all young people have opportunities to learn, play, and grow, we change our future for the better.
"Y-Scholars does much more than just help us graduate high school; it provides new opportunities, development and all types of education which I will forever be grateful to have experienced." - Emily R.
When families have opportunities despite financial barriers, we change our future for the better.
“Many daycares were shut down and the ones who were open were too expensive for us to afford. So, getting a job was something that, even if I tried to get an interview, we didn't have anybody to take care of the kids." - Alia, Y Early Education Parent
We need your partnership and support as we work to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.Donate Today
We can’t do this alone, we need your help.
We need your partnership and support as we work to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.
Raise funds for the YMCA of Greater Seattle by starting your own peer to peer fundraiser. Tell your story, set a goal and go!
Giving your time to volunteer at the Y is a rewarding and fun way to start advancing equity and justice for all. You can help with fundraising events or even raise funds for the Y.
There are many ways to make a difference through the Y: Make a pledge, donate stock, volunteer, or learn about planned giving and matching gifts!
Many hands help community at the Y, from staff who counsel youth experiencing homelessness, and volunteers who help give out meals, to donors who empower the Y to reach more people in need. Learn more about your impact as a Y supporter.
With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.