The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

For Youth Development ®
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

President's News

First Friday Report April 2017:

Dear YMCA Friends,
Here are a few highlights of what's happening through your YMCA:
Youth Development
It's hard to believe, but school will be out soon. Whether your child is looking to make new friends, improve sports skills, learn to shoot a bow and arrow, or just have a great time, the Y has the answer! Our summer day camps, YMCA Camp on the Lake, Collin County Adventure Camp and YMCA Camp Grady Spruce center on the character development traits of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We also combine fun and adventure with age-appropriate, camper-centered programs that incorporate new skills and group activities, all in a safe environment. Additionally, campers will spend time learning science and technology as education is a key component of all the work the Y does. For more information on any of our camps, please CLICK HERE.

Healthy Living 
Summer is just around the corner and with it children's break from the routine-mornings spent sleeping in, afternoons spent watching television or playing video games in the cool air conditioning and evenings enjoying a nice ice cream cone before bed. Kids are less physically active and engaged in learning during the summer months and research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster than during the school year. With this in mind, on Saturday, April 29 our local Ys are hosting YMCA's Healthy Kids Day®, an annual, national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. Food and fun activities will be available and it's a great way to spend time together. CLICK HERE to learn about what your local Y has to offer.

Social Responsibility 
The 2017 Annual Campaign is nearing completion as we work to reach our goal of$4.425 million. The campaign mobilizes more than 1,000 volunteer Storytellers who share Y stories with members, friends and neighbors to engage them in the Annual Campaign. Funds raised by the Campaign provide financial assistance to keep the Y available for kids and families who need us most. Every day we work to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. As the nation's leading non-profit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.  When you give to the Y, you continue to strengthen our community. I encourage you to consider making a gift when one of these dedicated volunteers gives you a call.
Have you considered including the Y in your will? The Heritage Club is a great way to ensure the Y remains successful for many years to come. For more information, contact Charlie Myer at 469 276 8456 or

Thank you for your continued support.

In spirit, mind, and body, 


Curt Hazelbaker
President and Chief Executive Officer

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