From Our CEO
A Message From Our President And CEO
The Y exists to strengthen communities. We have become a leading nonprofit by helping people develop the skills and relationships they need to be healthy, confident, and connected to others. We accomplish this by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
In 2013, our Y had over 865,000 service opportunities; programs and services designed to teach life-skills, improve health, develop leaders, instill character, and support parents.
Youth leadership development was one of our most significant program accomplishments this year. Our Leaders’ Clubs are stronger than ever and are the foundation for many leadership opportunities. This year our youth leaders helped feed hungry kids, implemented programs to teach about and prevent teen suicide, participated in environmental programs, held Junior Counselor positions at camp and helped teach swim lessons and youth sports. And yes, they do know how to have fun! Over 2,500 teens came to Teen Nights where they danced, sang, played sports and were able to just hang-out and socialize with each other in a safe environment.
We are so proud of our young leaders that we have asked them to play a major role in this year’s annual meeting. I think you will agree that our community is stronger when our youth practice values-based leadership and demonstrate social responsibility every day.
Our future is so bright…
Robyn Hansen, President 2014 – 2015
Bill Ermatinger, President 2012 – 2013
Danny L. Carroll, Chief Executive Officer