The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA is devoted to helping people through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The We Build People campaign is an annual fund-raising initiative to help the YMCA provide financial assistance to those who might otherwise be unable to afford YMCA programs and memberships. The We Build People campaign has made it possible: for hundreds of children to experience the YMCA’s core values of caring, honest, respect and responsibility; for families to bond and grow closer by providing a place to spend time together through shared activities; and to give adults a place to maintain their health and feel a sense of community and belonging. To find out more about how your gift can change lives, CLICK HERE.
Boomerang is a community based alternative to suspension program for middle and high school students in Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools. Boomerang provides a supportive environment for students who are short term suspended, advocates for youth in the community, and provides resiliency based training to the community. Through Boomerang, students are welcomed into an environment that supports them academically, emotionally, and physically by accentuating their strengths rather than their deficits. Click to learn more.
The Darkness to Light organization develops programs to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of childhood sexual abuse. Through awareness and educational programs Darkness to Light empowers adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse. Click to learn more.