360° of Social Responsibility | Doubling Our Impact

The Y is committed to making an impact in South County, which is why we are introducing 360° of Social Responsibility. From Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018, we are doubling the impact of your gift. Thanks to a generous contribution from an anonymous donor, every dollar donated during this time will be matched up to $5,000. Additionally, YMCA staff and volunteers are committing to one hour of community service for every $10 raised, up to 500 hours.

Our Community

Our community is minutes away from the ocean. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 14. One of the main factors that affect drowning is not knowing how to swim. The Y provides affordable swimming lessons that focus on drowning prevention. San Ysidro has higher rates of childhood obesity compared to other parts of San Diego. Excess weight puts individuals at risk for further health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. Regular exercise and a healthy diet decrease the risk of obesity. The Y provides quality programs, such as group exercise, martial arts, sports, dance, and PLAY, for all ages to promote physical activity and healthy living. In the South County, 20% of children and 14% of seniors live below the poverty line. Homelessness is on the rise. Half the children who are homeless are held back for one grade, and 22% are held back for multiple grades. Studies indicate homeless children are twice as likely to have learning disabilities. The Y offers before and after school care and a youth literacy program to provide a safe environment for students and to reduce the achievement gap.


Whether it's a one-time contribution or a pledge for a larger gift over the course of the year, know that your generosity is helping our neighbors to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.

When you give to the Y, you help move people forward. Your generosity and partnership ensures that no child, family or adult is turned away from the Y due to an inability to pay.

Please review the gift options below to choose the one that is best for you. We appreciate your support and thank you on behalf of the many families who will benefit directly from your generosity!

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