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A Letter From the Board of Directors

Dear Friend:

The Belvidere Family YMCAs mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow.

The Y is Boone County's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Youth are taking a greater interest in learning, making smarter life choices and cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, the pursuit of higher education and goal achievement. Adults and youth receive the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve better health and well-being. The Y helps people give back and assist their neighbors by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen community.

As members of the Belvidere Family YMCAs Board of Directors, we are passionate about ensuring a positive future for Boone County through the Ys mission-based goals. In order to achieve these goals, the Y needs your help! The money raised through the Strong Kids campaign is the vehicle that makes the mission come to life. The Y depends on the funds raised through this campaign to continue to provide quality services to the community.

In 2011, the Belvidere Y served approximately 11,000 members of the community. Fifteen percent of our members receive scholarship assistance. We are proud to be able to assist Boone County residents to help them meet their goals of living a healthy life. With the increase in individuals requesting scholarship assistance, we have set the goal at $50,000 the 2012 Strong Kids Campaign in order to meet the rising need in Boone County.

Please feel free to reach out to us, or the Y staff, with any questions. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Your passion for the Ys mission-based goals is helping build a stronger community and future for children. Thank you for your support for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility!