The Y. For a better us.
Strengthening the Community We Love

Like you, we believe that every child deserves a chance to run, play, learn and grow as an individual. It is this belief that makes the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA the heart of our community. Thanks to generous donors like you, we are able to provide opportunities for all children to connect with others and contribute positively to our community.

“My daughter Lilly started off this summer in the Power Scholars Academy Program. In the beginning of it, she was very shy and didn’t really take too well to people. She had a little bit of issues with her reading and wasn’t really too happy about school. She went through the program and as the weeks went by, you could tell she was coming out of her shell. It wasn’t just me that noticed, it was all of my family members. It just turned out to be such an awesome thing. It was great. Best experience I think she could probably have ever had, especially at a young age. I’m hoping that it comes up next year too because it was such a blessing. Thank you very much!” –‘Jane’, parent of Power Scholars Academy Program Participant Lilly

Gifts to the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA made this story possible. The 2018 Annual Support Campaign is your chance to help low-income and under served families, adults, older adults and individuals with disabilities experience all the YMCA has to offer. 100% of every dollar you give in this campaign stays right here in the Greater Scranton community.

Youth Development

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development—all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Healthy Living

We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.

Social Responsibility

With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, to support those in need. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together achieve by giving back together.

HOW:  Donations can be sent to: WB YMCA, C/O Lindsay Landis, 40 W. Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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