Strong Kids, Strong Community
At the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, we believe that every child deserves a strong, healthy start, regardless of their circumstances.
A family’s health should not be determined by the size of their bank account. YMCA Strong Kids helps children and families access programs which increase physical activity, and provides safe places to connect, play and learn, regardless of their ability to pay. The YMCA gives children the opportunity to belong to a supportive community while improving their physical, mental, emotional and social health.
With the support of YMCA financial assistance programs and the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, approximately 11% of our members were able to access the YMCA in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created extra needs in our community and within the YMCA. Now more than ever, our community needs the YMCA, and our YMCA needs our community. Whether it’s job loss, the ability to work due to childcare, cost of living, or finding housing, families in our communities are facing difficult times. Having safe, fun and healthy activities for kids and families during this time can make a big impact in their lives. By donating to the Strong Kids Campaign, you could give a child life-saving skills through swim lessons, a teen an opportunity to gain confidence at camp, a parent a much-needed break through physical activity, or a grandparent time to socialize and live a healthier life.