Montana State Alliance of YMCAs
INVESTING IN MONTANA COMMUNITIES

As a leading nonprofit partner throughout the country, the Y has the track record and on–the–ground presence to move communities forward, just as we do here in Montana. As a charity, we work every day to address community needs and ensure that all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay.

MONTANA STATE ALLIANCE OF YMCA FACTS

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Here are the ways that we served Montanans in Billings, Butte, Dillon, Gallatin Valley, Helena and Missoula in 2013. OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL IN MONTANA

Picture of boy Collectively in Montana the Ys served 21,103 kids and teens, providing a wide range of activities to nurture potential, including teen clubs, sports leagues, family nights and community service projects. We have almost 40,000 members in our communities. Our YMCAs provide quality, affordable childcare and open all our programs to working families regardless of their income level.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

YMCAs are often the first employer of young people. We also offer adults the opportunity to supplement their income while exercising. Our employees have a significant impact on the economies of our communities.


VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT
AND COLLABORATIONS

Our YMCAs are driven by an ongoing assessment of community needs and controlled by local boards and community volunteers. The Y recognizes the importance of working together to create lasting social and personal change. We have the community's trust to convene, partner and support community collaborations with schools, government agencies, faith-based organizations, businesses, and others. We run Active 6 programs for 6th grade students to be active and learn about healthy lifestyles; diabetes prevention education; tobacco-free Montana; You Got Served teaching youth the value of college education and community service; Special Olympics; YWCA; Early Childhood Development; Department of Health & Human Services and many others.
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