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Keeping kids safe, parents working & communities healthy

Each year, YMCA Advocacy Day is an opportunity for volunteers and staff to share how the Y impacts each community throughout New York. Our CEO, Cynthia Delfino Birdsall, and our ED, Bonnie Fogarty, were in Albany today chatting with Assemblyman Matt Slater, Assemblywoman Mary Jane Shimsky, Assemblywoman Amy R.Paulin, and State Senator Shelley Mayer about the progress we are making in our community and how they can help!

Become a YAdvocate!

Believing that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, deserves to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure, the Y is a powerful ally and advocate for our communities.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y collaborates with national and community-based leaders and policymakers to increase the resources and support that empower individuals, families, and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

As an advocate of the Y, YOU can help: 

-Influence policies and initiatives that help youth develop healthy behaviors, values, and life skills

-Prevent and combat chronic disease

-Build trust and understanding among community groups and decision-makers

-Positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation and your community

Advocate in support of a movement working every day to build healthier communities.