Together We Can Build Brighter Futures

Brighter Futures

Wednesday, April 14th, 6:00-7:00 pm

A Virtual Event Presented by Alaska Airlines & Macquarie

Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. This summer, the need has never been greater.

Join us as we celebrate and support the many ways YMCAs in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties are shaping the future for our youth.

Children and their parents rely on the Y for safe spaces where kids can learn, grow, and thrive. In the summers before the pandemic, we delivered programming to more than 10,000 youth every day. We need your help to return to full programming this summer.

Event Program

Program highlights include:

-Meet President & CEO Jamie Bruning-Miles

-Meet Youth Leader from our programs Siyani Bell

-Hear from Learning Hubs Champion and Principal Patty Elliot, Neil Cummins Elementary

-Stories from Youth & Families from our programs

-Wine Tasting from Hourglass in Napa Valley

-Raise your Virtual Paddle by Franco Finn

I Am
a Scholar.

Spark a child’s curiosity, exercise their minds, expand their problem-solving abilities, expose them to STEAM activities, and build their capacity and desire to learn more.

I Am
Resilient.

Help a child put words to their feelings and needs, gain skills and opportunities to connect and communicate with others, and build self-confidence to navigate any challenge.

I Am
in the world.

Give a child the freedom to explore and discover, to move confidently outdoors and collaborate with others, and to learn their place is everywhere in the world.

I Am the Future

These statements are some of the mindsets that we empower through our summer programs.

Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. This summer, the need has never been greater.

Children and their parents rely on the Y for safe spaces where kids can learn, grow, and thrive. In the summers before the pandemic, we delivered programming to more than 10,000 youth every day.

We need your help to return to full programming this summer.

Summer keys to success

Academic
Boost

This year’s summer programs are crucial as we battle the dual challenges of pandemic-related and summer learning loss. We need your support to help us provide key academic support programs for youth from low-income backgrounds.

Social Emotional Learning

Our summer programs equip young people with essential life skills that build resilience, self-confidence and strong relationships. We need your support to provide our most at-risk youth with opportunities to become engaged community members.

Outdoor Recreation

This year’s summer programs empower more youth to experience the many benefits of being outdoors. We need your support to ensure underserved youth have access to outdoor spaces that allow them to discover their place in the world.

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