When you advocate for the Y, you join a diverse movement committed to supporting and serving our community through promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Believing that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, deserves to be healthy, confident, connected and secure, the Y is a powerful ally and advocate for our communities.
The Y's Diversity Statement
The Santa Maria Valley YMCA nurtures and supports an environment that reflects, respects and celebrates our differences, while embracing the richness of our diversity within our membership
and staff. We strive to learn from all cultures to improve our programs and to ensure that people of all backgrounds and capabilities feel welcome to participate in rewarding activities that
will strengthen and the health and vitality of the YMCA and the community we serve.
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y collaborates with community leaders and policymakers to increase the resources and support that empower
individuals, families and communities to learn, grow and thrive.
As an advocate of the Y, you can help:
Influence policies and initiatives that help youth develop healthy behaviors, values and life skills
Initiate and cultivate community collaborations to increase the skills, values and opportunities youth need to become responsible adult citizens
Positively impact societal issues of importance to your community
The Y is a Nonprofit Like no Other
Advocate in support of a movement working every day to build healthier communities.