Strong Kids Campaign

Your investment can change a child's life. The truth is that many youth don't receive the care and attention they need. That's why the Y is so important. We strive to give kids the positive experiences they need to grow up to be prepared to lead productive lives.

The Y is a great place to go for any child, but for some youth it is the only great place to go. By donating to the Strong Kids Campaign, you are building a strong foundation for the youth of Boone County.

Turn your gift into:

Their Potential
Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, the Y is for Youth Development. Through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Y activities give our children the opportunity to become confident kids today and healthier, happier grown-ups tomorrow.

Their Health
Improving the nation's health and well-being is a priority for the Y. At the Y, we help children and adults understand and value their health, and we nurture their well-being. We offer resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity, health and wellness. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Their Future
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. The Y has been listening and responding to our communities' most critical needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being, welcoming and connecting diverse populations or advocating for healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Across America, our staff and volunteers are kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors and local leaders who are all personally committed to understanding what our neighborhoods need. Together we can build stronger, more inclusive communities, provide support for families and promote positive change overall.

Financial assistance keeps the Y available for kids and families who need us the most. We count on the generosity of our members and the community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.

2011 Statistics for The Belvidere Y:
Community Members Served 10,866
Members Receiving Scholarships 1,521
Participants in Youth & Adult Programs 782
Participants in Summer Camp 112
Participants in Aquatics 667
Participants in Fitness 353
Participants in Sports/Recreation 423

The Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.
Strong Kids $1-$124
Century Club $125-$274
Bronze Medallion $275-$549
Silver Medallion $550-$999
Gold Medallion* $1,000 and above
*Annual Gold Medallion: recognition banner hung in the gymnasium or pool area

To become a part of something great , donate online or contact Jen Jacky at 815-547-5307. The Belvidere Family YMCA is a 501(c)3 organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.