Impact Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 1 2022

Dear Y Community, 

The challenges of past two years have impacted us all.  Through it all, we are emerging stronger, more resilient, and better together with a shared commitment to our community. As the YMCA of Greater Seattle rebounds and rebuilds, the opportunity is before us to do even more to meet our communities' most pressing needs collectively. To seize this opportunity, a bold vision is required to create the inclusive, equitable, and just future we want for our children. 

Today, our youth are struggling with food insecurity, sedentary lifestyles, stress, anxiety, economic uncertainty, and a lack of access to opportunity and resources. We must invest in our youth with commitment and urgency, especially those furthest from opportunity. They are our future. 

The Y’s Vision 2025 is our bold plan to advance equity and justice through Whole Person Health and produce more equitable outcomes for all, especially Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) and other marginalized communities.

In this newsletter, you’ll learn more about Vision 2025, some incredible volunteers like Claire John and Lester Brown, and the impact the Y is making in advancing equity and justice for all. Thank you for walking alongside us in this vital work. Our impact is only possible through your partnership and support.    

In community and gratitude,     

Loria Yeadon 
President & CEO
YMCA of Greater Seattle  



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