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The Story

When you donate to the LAKESHORE FAMILY YMCA, you make the ST. CLAIR SHORES COMMUNITY better through programs focused on:


Summer Day Camp: $150 provides 1 week of day camp


Day camp at the Y helps kids form new friendships, strengthen confidence and sharpen character. The Y is also working to close the achievement gap and reverse the trend of summer learning loss throughout Metro Detroit by including educational programs into all of our summer day camps. However, not all children have access to enriching summer experiences. The Y raises funds so everyone, regardless of income or background, has the ability to learn, grow and thrive at camp.


Girls on the Run/STRIDE: $1000 sponsors 1 team of Girls on the Run®/STRIDE


These afterschool programs use the power of running to help prepare youth for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living with interactive activities such as running, playing games and meaningful discussions culminating in a 5K run. Youth in third through eighth grades learn a greater self-awareness, a sense of achievement and team building skills to help them become strong and self-confident. The Y believes that every child should have the opportunity to participate. Scholarships are awarded so that no child is turned away due to inability to pay.


Afterschool Care: $450 provides 1 month of Afterschool


According to the office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, children are more likely to engage in drug use, sexual activity and crime from 3 to 7 pm, in those precious hours after school. The Y provides kids with safe, constructive learning environments through its before and after school programs. By engaging youth in exercise activities like soccer, basketball and baseball, as well as providing nutritious food and learning opportunities, parents can go to work and school with a peace of mind, knowing their children are safe, healthy and happy.


Every dollar donated to the LAKESHORE FAMILY YMCA has a lasting impact on the people of the ST. CLAIR SHORES COMMUNITY. Give today for a better us.