First Friday Report March 2018:
Dear YMCA Friends,
Here are a few highlights of what’s happening through your YMCA:
Youth Development Collectively, the YMCA is one of the largest employers of teenagers in the country. Camp counselors, childcare workers, lifeguards and sports officials are first jobs for many young people in the communities we serve. Teens gain from the experience of working but also benefit from going through an interview process and receiving a significant amount of training. The Y is always hiring. If you or your child is looking for an opportunity with the Y, visit ymcadallas.org/employment to see if there is something of interest.
Healthy Living At the Dallas Y, we are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs, and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in our Any Y, Anywhere Nationwide Membership. This way, our members can use the Y as often as they like, making it easier to achieve their health and wellness goals. Any Y, Anywhere Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. We want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work, or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.
Social Responsibility Many people are not aware of the impact the YMCA makes around the world. The YMCA World Service began as the YMCA Foreign Service in 1889. By the turn of the 20th century, North American YMCAs were sending directors and workers to countries around the world that had asked for assistance. This "foreign work" as it was called, was the origin of YMCA World Service. Locally, the Dallas Y partners with the Liberia YMCA in Africa. The Y serves more than 10,000 people in a country that has dealt with both civil wars and an Ebola outbreak in recent years. They are doing tremendous work and we are proud to be their partner. You can find more information at www.ymca.net/world-service
Thank you for your continued support.
In spirit, mind, and body,
President and Chief Executive Officer