DRIVE TO THRIVE STRATEGIC PLAN
ABOUT OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
Over the past three years, we have witnessed immense shifts in community needs and priorities. In response to these changes, our Y has committed to expanding and providing equitable access to community-relevant programs and resources. Our policy vision is anchored in improving the well-being of individuals and communities, with an emphasis on positive youth development.
"Our vision and strategic plan will guide us as a team on where we want to go, who we want to be as an organization, and the impact we want to have on our community. It’s about us being better together." — Todd Tibbits, President and CEO
We nurture a healthy spirit, mind, and body so all can thrive while honoring our faith-based heritage.
To be the catalyst to transform lives and communities.
OUR TEAM VALUES
THEORY OF CHANGE
Operationalization of our mission and vision through evidence-informed and evidence-based services that meet documented community needs.
- Focused on children’s mental health, social determinants of health and systems-level change.
- Focused on staff becoming life-long leaders in well-being by supporting their well-being first and foremost.
BRIDGING GAPS OF WELL-BEING
We’re committed to focusing on areas impacting the well-being of all by addressing social determinants of health with an evidence-based approach. Our strategic and measured effort is our mission in action - ensuring that all individuals have access to resources, support, modern facilities and amenities in an environment that encourages well-being, positive youth development, connection and a sense of community.
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
PRIORITIZING THE HUMAN BEFORE THE ATHLETE OR STUDENT
Our approach to PYD is strategic, tested and measured. Our Y provides practical tools for all Y staff to support the well-being of youth in all Y programs and services. By engaging authentically, challenging growth, expanding interests, managing goals, promoting peer bonds, and sharing power, our Y will positively impact youth’s mental, physical and emotional well-being, combatting the growing health crisis in our community.
STRATEGIC PLAN MILESTONES
Since launching our Strategic plan in 2022, we have made significant progress toward our vision to be the catalyst to transform lives and communities. Watch "Drive to Thrive: Strategic Plan Update" to learn more about how the Y has responded to immense shifts in community needs and priorities.
OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
The house graphic illustrates our strategic priorities, which include four primary focus areas. A fifth strategic priority is represented in the Y’s "Freedom within the Framework" philosophy that is underneath the house, where the Y will change to meet the needs of our individual communities. The foundation of "the house" is our mission, vision and values.
Investing in and prioritizing the well-being of our staff and volunteer teams.
Prioritizing resources and opportunities that provide access and reduced barriers for people to thrive through an intentional focus on the social determinants of health.
Creating long-term organizational stability through a commitment to increased financial strength and team engagement.
Evolving the service delivery approach to improve relevancy of services driven by validated consumer sentiment and demonstrated by community need.
FREEDOM WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK
Striving for organizational alignment and connectivity while providing the opportunity to respond to each community’s uniqueness.