Letters to the Editor: Bob Ecklund
For youth development. To me, it is more than just three words – it is a mission in which “Y” members and supporters play an important role. A mission we could not accomplish without you.
At the Y, we believe all children and teens have great potential. Youth build skills and confidence as they explore new interests and passions through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as childcare, Late Nite and Youth and Government. The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Youth are gaining confidence from learning to swim and building positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Each day we work to make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision and pursue the best possible future. We could not make this a reality without your support.
During our Strong Kids fundraising campaign you helped us raise more than
$2 million to support youth and programming at the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.
Thank you. You give young children a safe, enriching place to go before and after school. Your support provides youth a chance to explore and grow at YMCA Camp Seymour. It is your donation that helps teens learn values and positive behaviors at YMCA Late Nite each weekend.
Each of you help countless children realize their potential. You make a difference. Together, we can support our children, strengthen our community and build bright futures.
President and CEO
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
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