For a Better Us

The Y believes that when all of us- youth, adults, seniors and families- come together everyone benefits. Through our Vision and aligning Defining Priorities, the Marin Y is committed to expanding access to life-changing opportunities and improving the quality of life for all those living in our community.

Annual Giving Campaign

The Y believes that when all of us- youth, adults, seniors and families- come together everyone benefits. Through our Vision and aligning Defining Priorities, the Marin Y is committed to expanding access to life-changing opportunities and improving the quality of life for all those living in our community.

We invite you to support our Vision by investing in our Defining Priorities. Join us in our vision to have the healthiest children in America live in the Bay Area, build the skills and habits for a healthy life, be empowered to reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to society.

Make an investment in your community.

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Defining Priorities

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

The Y is committed to being the region’s healthiest childcare provider and ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Beyond our youth development programs, the Y works to support parents, families, and communities in developing lifelong habits for a healthy future.

Access to Safe and Healthy After School Activities

The Marin Y operates 8 school age child care programs throughout Marin.  The cost of child care can easily strain a family’s budget and impact a family’s quality of life. Providing financial assistance can ease the burden for many families.  Our goal is to provide the opportunity for every child to have a safe, nurturing and educational environment to attend before and after school.

Addressing Community Health Disparities

The Marin Y ensures every community member has the opportunity to achieve optimal health. Through collaboration with partners in the healthcare, social service, and public health sectors the Y implements evidence-based programs promoting health, chronic disease prevention, and helps to build environments and policies that make the healthy choice, the easy choice, for youth and families in under-resourced communities.

Water Safety

The Y is committed to keeping children safe in and around water. In California, drowning is the leading cause of injury related deaths of children under 5 years old. The Marin Y provides swim lessons, swim teams, and a fun and safe place to swim. In addition, the Y provides transportation for kids to participate in a week of swim instruction (SPLASH!) during Spring Break.  The Y is dedicated to making all of these programs accessible to everyone in our community.   

Academic Support and Truancy Prevention

The Marin Y is dedicated to keeping kids in school and closing the achievement gap through summer learning loss prevention efforts, peer courts, restorative justice, and suspension diversion.  YMCA Restorative Youth Services has been in the forefront of mitigating the “school to prison” pipeline by deploying restorative practices that keep kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system. 

Everyday Impact

90 Days to Wellness

This small group provides guidance and support in making healthy and holistic lifestyle habit changes. The program is led by trained Y staff who will offer tools and education in nutrition management, beginning exercise, stress reduction, goal setting and healthy lifestyle planning. 

Restorative Services

YMCA Restorative Services has been in the forefront of mitigating the “school to prison pipeline” by deploying restorative practices that keep kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system. The YMCA Restorative Services transformative power is derived from its non-adversarial, peer-to-peer restorative practices.

YCT

The YMCA Cardiac Therapy Program (YCT) is a phase III cardiac rehabilitation program designed following the long-standing medical research that supports exercise and lifestyle changes for long term cardiac health. YCT is a comprehensive program which assists you in reaching optimal physical, psychological health and prevents the progression of an underlying disease.

Get Involved

There are many ways to contribute to our Annual Giving Campaign. You can make a direct gift, become a campaigner, or attend one of our community event fundraisers!