The Y community, staff, members and volunteers join together each year and raise money in the Annual Y Community Campaign. All of the money raised goes back out to those in our community who need financial assistance with programs and services the Y offers.
This year we raised just over $357,000, blowing past our goal for the year and setting an all-time record.
We’re able to dive into 2022 helping families who need us more than ever in this year of re-emergence into society and crucial services. The $357,000 raised goes directly to families for programs that are non-self-supporting. This astonishing number is a testament to the endless generosity and support from the Santa Maria Valley Community.
RiseUP is an established Y program designed in partnership with Allan Hancock College in response to a large educational and social wellness gap in our community's children, particularly in our single parent and larger families. The Y has created a bridge for these students to excel and experience concentrated education in STEM programs as well as fitness and physical wellness. These chosen youth would not ordinarily have an opportunity like this-they are handpicked by their school educators.
Ever wanted to try personalized group fitness training? Our boot camp package included challenging circuit training, nutrition guidance, recipes, and meal samples. Plus, members saved big when they registered with a buddy!
When you give to the Y, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, adults and families in the Santa Maria valley to learn, grow and thrive.