Strong Kids 2011 - The Family YMCA by xiangpeng

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									        “I spend my time helping because it




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                                                 LOS ALAMOS, NM
                                                 PERMIT NO. 152
                                                                                                    “My son began attending the
is a program I believe in and a program




                                                    PRESORTED
                                                    STANDARD
                                                                                           YMCA Teen Center in Española about a
that is desperately needed… My son’s and
                                                                                           year and a half ago. The teen center has
my life are more meaningful because of
                                                                                           been a blessing in our lives… My son spent
this program, and I feel privileged to be a

                                                                    YOUR GIFT
                                                                                           his entire academic career being bullied
part of the positive changes we need in
                                                                                           and lonely in school because as a single
our community.”
                                                                                           parent I couldn’t facilitate his transporta-
       — Jenny M. Urquhart, parent                                  BUILDS YOUTH           tion to and from school in another school


                                                                    AND MUCH MORE
                                                                                           district. Because the teen center staff pick
                                                                                           children up from school, they made it
                                                                                           possible for Cruzito to transfer schools
                                                                                           and get a fresh start in life. In the last
                                                                                           year I have watched him blossom in every
                                                                                           area imaginable. He has friends now and
                                                                                           socializes with others, he has self-esteem
                                                                                           and teaches the lapidary class at the teen
                                                                                           center for his peers, and he is happy in his
                                                                                           life, and his grades in school, and positive
                                                                                           attitude are more reflective of his happi-
                                                                                           ness. It was painful as a parent to realize
                                                                                           the my child was being harassed by other
                                                                                           students and school attendants, yet be-
                                                                                           cause of my financial situation and work
                                                                                           requirements, there was little I was able to
                                                                                           do for him.

                                                                                                   “Having the teen center accessible
                                                                                           to my son has made it possible for me to
                                                                                           return to college to earn my degree so
                                                                                           that I can have a better future for myself
                                                                                           that will allow me to help my son through
                                                                                           college. I spend my extra time at the teen
  Campout celebration for our Y Earth Service
                                                                    The Family YMCA
                                                The Family YMCA




                                                                                           center with my son and the other children.
                                                1450 Iris Street



                                                www.laymca.org
                                                Los Alamos, NM

                                                505.662.3100




  Corps volunteers —August 2010                                                            I have tutored other children and helped
                                                                    STRONG KIDS CAMPAIGN   them with their homework. I have procured
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          Brochure published courtesy                                                      donations for fundraisers....
       AlphaGraphics Santa Fe, 473-1300                                             2011
                                                     In 2010, 70 families applied for financial              We advocate for community health and well-being
The Family YMCA exists to serve                      assistance so that they and their children could        in and outside of our facilities. We offer over 100
                                                                                                                                                                     YOUR GIFT OF $10/MONTH
                                                                                                                                                                     Builds critical-thinking, self-confidence and self-esteem by
the needs of its communities...                      participate in positive, nurturing, healthy
                                                     activities. We provided $46,000 in aid.
                                                                                                                                     classes in support of health.   providing climbing lessons to two kids in our community.

No one is turned away from The Family YMCA                                                                                                                           YOUR GIFT OF $25/MONTH
                                                                                                                                      We support access to safe
                                                                                                                                                                     Provides tutorial support and homework help to four teens
due to inability to pay thanks to support from
our “Strong Kids” Annual Campaign, the
                                                  FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT                                                               community roads and
                                                                                                                                      footpaths; provide free
                                                                                                                                                                     at the Española Teen Center.

United Way of Northern New Mexico, and                 Our after school program provides 244                                          nutritional and health re-     YOUR GIFT OF $50/MONTH
other contributors.                                    kids with homework help and ensures                                            sources; free blood pres-      Allows a team of middle school-aged youth to learn life
                                                       safe play where caring, respect and                                                                           skills in programs like YES Corps and Counselor-in-
                                                                                                                                      sure screenings and            Training.
We are a charitable organization (501(c)3),            responsibility are emphasized.                                                 workouts; special events
annually providing $46,000 per year of                                                                                                such as Healthy Kids Day,      YOUR GIFT OF $100/MONTH
assistance to youth and families through               Our camp connects 238 children to
                                                                                                                                      Costume Climb; and we          Helps a child attend Y-Summer Camp and enjoy enriching
scholarships for healthy,                              more friends, new experiences and a                                                                           field trips, art and science projects, drama, and sports
                                                                                                                                      participate at the Health      while making new friends.
value-based programs and                                           larger world.
                                                                                                                                      Fair. We also partner to
membership. Additionally,                                                                                                             give graduates a safe          YOUR GIFT OF $250/MONTH
                                                                    Our Española Teen Center
our Española Teen Center is                                                                                                           Senior Appreciation Night.     Helps a child attend the Y After School program for a year,
                                                                    provides a fun, enriching
supported by the City of                                                                                                                                             giving both parent and child the support they need.
                                                                    experience to 331 teens
Española, grants & donors.                                                                                                            This year, thanks to Lou            Yes, I/We want to support the YMCA!
                                                                    who grow personally
                                                                    through tutoring, cooking                                         Santoro’s State Farm                    $50              $100              $250            $500
2010 Income/K
                                                                    classes, camping, art pro-                                        Agency, we have free
                                                                    jects and in caring for each                                      diabetes education                            $1,000                         Other_____________
Contributions: $ 125
                                                                    other.                                                            classes.
Membership:      707
                                                                                                                                                                      Support Towards:
Program Fees:    833
Grants/other:    303
                                                                    In partnership with JJAB,
                                                                    we provided leadership
                                                                                                                                         FOR SOCIAL                                   The Family YMCA
Total:      $1.97 million
                                                                    opportunities to more than                                        RESPONSIBILITY                                  Española Teen Center              Most need
                                                                                                                                                                              You may also donate online at www.laymca.org
                                                                    150 teens.
Our mission, “Strengthening
                               Connecting at our Teen Center.                                                                    We believe it is our
the foundations of commu-                                                                         The Y’s iCare kids harvest
nity,” cannot be accomplished without help.                                                       snacks from our garden.        responsibility to be a good           Contributor’s PRINTED Name
Within our $2.26 million 2011 budget, we              FOR HEALTHY LIVING                                                         neighbor, friend and
are dependant on a goal of $120,000 of                                                                     steward. We strive for this in all our interactions.        Address
annual support to ensure that our programs           Strengthening community is our cause. We are
can serve needs in our communities.                  dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected For three years now a state Youth Conservation
                                                                                                                                                                       City/State                                 Zip
                                                     and secure children and adults.                       Corps (YCC) grant to the Y has provided 18 jobs
                                                                                                           to Española and Los Alamos teens.                          Please Bill me:

         WHAT WE DO BY THE NUMBERS                                     2010 KEY STATS                        Trailwork contributed last summer by YCC teens
                                                                                                                                                                               Monthly              Quarterly           Bank Draft

                                                                                                                                                                            Credit Card      Other, if check write to:
                                                              People served: 6,768                           and YES Corps volunteers totaled $104,160
          2010 VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF                                                                                                                                   YMCA Annual Campaign, 1450 Iris St., Los Alamos, NM 87544
                                                                                                             toward community benefit.
    Volunteers: 325 people donated 9,126 hours mentoring Adults: 3,856 including 442 seniors                                                                          If paying by Credit Card, please fill out the following:
    youth, fostering character development, imparting values, Youth: 1,556                                   The Y also sponsors iCARE sustainable children’s         Type:             Visa              MC
    teaching skills, building trails and assisting others.    Teens: 1,367
                                                                                                             camps, community service projects at our teen
                                                              Healthy Living Adult Programs: 37                                                                       CC#__________________________________ Exp._______________/_____________
    Policy Volunteers: 18       Campaign Volunteers: 37                                                      centers and in our afterschool and summer camp           Signature_______________________________________________________________
    Y full-time staff: 15       Y part-time staff: 181        Healthy Living Youth Programs: 74              programs; and several teen leadership programs.

                                                                                                                                                                       Thank you for your donation to The Family YMCA

								
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