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YMCA of Southern Arizona

For a Better Us.

aka YMCA of Southern Arizona   |   Tucson, AZ   |  tucsonymca.org

Mission

OUR MISSION - STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 1914 The YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of Spirit, Mind and Body. The YMCA of Southern Arizona, as a cause-driven organization, strives to: - empower youth through physical activity and educational programs - provide individuals and families with tools and programs to build a strong spirit, mind and body - look within our community to serve By focusing on the specific areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, our goal is to make Tucson and southern Arizona a healthier community

Ruling year info

1942

President/CEO

Mr. Kurtis Dawson

Main address

po box 1111

Tucson, AZ 85702 USA

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EIN

86-0101237

Cause area (NTEE code) info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth & Government

YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to the further education of our young people and the Youth and Government program does just this! Youth and Government is an ongoing effort to promote the development of civic responsibilities, attitudes, skills and behaviors of Tucson's youth. It's designed to directly connect young people with specific opportunities to act whether at the local level or the state level by attending pre-legislative conferences in Phoenix.

Youth and Government is another way to involve Tucson's youth in positive after-school experiences which can promote leadership and engage them in the community through new and meaningful opportunities.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

Helping to “Activate Tucson and our surrounding communities” is an important mission of our YMCA. We actively work with community partners to develop innovative and collaborative ideas to promote a healthier, more active community. We have also developed our own Corporate Membership Program, and actively engage companies in our service areas, encouraging them to join us in an effort to educate their employees on the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. We offer customized wellness plans from an employee needs survey to individual health screenings.

For more information visit www.ActivateTucson.org

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provided access to health & well being resources and youth and family development services to over 270 Military Families, so that they spend quality time together and enjoy fun activities in a warm, supportive environment.

We understand that Military Families are under enormous strain. The Y is a place to meet other Military Families who can relate to your unique situation. The U.S. Department of Defense's Military Outreach Program provides services and programs through memberships and respite Child Care and is available for qualified Military personnel. We are proud to be assisting the families of the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, and Military Reservists.

Population(s) Served
Families

Drowning is the #1 cause of injury related death for children under age 5 (Safe Kids Pima County). In response, the Y is offering All Kids Swim, a free* drowning prevention program. Last year, more than 4,300 children learned valuable water safety and swim skills at the Y. The Y has been teaching children to swim for over 100 years. *Subject to a $10 registration fee per child per session. Financial assistance scholarships are available!

Lessons will be provided to children unable to swim in all summer YMCA day camp programs (children who attend a program off site will receive a voucher).

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

Infant/Toddler Childcare
This program has all of the qualities that you would look for in a positive child care setting. Well-trained professional staff give your child the attention and care that they need in a nurturing home-like environment. New skills are encouraged for each child as they progress through the developmental stages. Fully state licensed. Infant/Toddler Childcare Information & Schedule

Preschool Child Care
Our Preschool Child Care programs provide excellent care for children, in a nurturing environment. Our early childhood learning centers are designed to offer enrichment child care, catering to families that desire more than traditional child care. We provide an engaging environment for your child to explore activities in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, technology, healthy habits, and social, moral & spiritual development. Fully state licensed. Preschool Child Care Information & Schedule

School Breaks and Out-of-School Days
Throughout the school year, there are many occasions for schools to close - holidays, snow days, and school breaks. At the YMCA, we realize the importance of providing a safe environment for these elementary age students during the time that schools are not operating. These are fun-filled days at the YMCA that include art projects, games, and swimming. School Breaks and Out-of-School Days Information & Schedule

Before OR After-School Child Care
The YMCA's Before & After School program offers quality care for elementary age children, in a safe, secure environment. Our program appeals to kids and at the same time boosts confidence, encourages self-expression and enriches social development. . . all under the watchful eyes of caring staff. Fully state licensed. Before OR After-School Child Care: Central Tucson Information & Schedule

Summer Child Care
Our comprehensive Summer Child Care program is offered morning and afternoon hours and can be added to Day Camp programs to create Full-Day Child Care for the summer.

Population(s) Served
Infants to preschool (under age 5)

The Y and the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are starting a movement of epic proportions. One with a vision to end one of the most devastating epidemics facing children today – child sexual abuse. One in 10 children will face this traumatic experience that steals their innocence, usually alone, without any adult help. And, 5% is the answer.

5 percentStudies show that training 5% of a community in the awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse can move the needle on the epidemic. We hope to do just that and train 50,000 southern Arizonans in the next five years, with your help!

Preventing child sexual abuse is a job for adults – not children. One of the most proactive and pragmatic approaches to diminishing child sexual abuse is the education of responsible adults. And that’s why Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and the YMCA of Southern Arizona are taking on this audacious goal. Together we will confront child sexual abuse with courage through Stewards of Children, the only evidence-based, third party evaluated child sexual abuse prevention training available.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support you need to learn, grow and thrive.

With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community too.

Everyone is welcome at the Y. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Financial assistance makes our programs and services available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We want to help everyone participate in the programs we offer, even if they seem out of reach financially. We pledge that, based on available resources, no child will be turned away due to an inability to pay a fee.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Adults

Through the Summer Food Service Program for Children meals are provided to all eligible children, ages 18 and under, free of charge.

Population(s) Served

Kids and teens love our instructional sports programs that introduce them to the fundamentals of sports of all sorts! Parents love that the YMCAs four core values - respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring -are infused into every class so that kids focus on the value of sportsmanship and healthy competition, rather than rivalry, right from the start!

These programs encourage team building, individual development, positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

Summer Learning Loss Prevention program takes Title 1 school students that are identified as below grade level in their literacy skills and gives them an immersive school/YMCA camp hybrid experience to reinforce reading skills. We use the 4 block method during the academic part and physical activity, art, music, nutrition, and field trips during the enrichment piece in our themed 6 week program to give our students a boost before they return to school to close the achievement gap. This past summer was the 4th summer in which we offered the program. We have a partnership with Holladay Magnet Elementary School, a title 1 school in Tucson Unified School District where last summer 32 students participated in the program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
K-12 (5-19 years)

at the YMCA is a 12-week program to help you ease back into fitness and maintain confidence. It is provided at no cost to the participant thanks to the generosity of those who donate to our Annual Support Campaign. As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients. They’re exercise experts who understand your unique physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely. They’re also relationship builders with the empathy and the ability to connect with and develop relationships with and among cancer survivors and their families

Population(s) Served
People with cancer

a low-cost, evidence-based group exercise program, helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. A certified instructor with special training in bringing out the physical best from older adults A 20-minute strength training workout with soft ankle and wrist weights (0 up to 20 pounds) A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible Balance exercises throughout the class Lots of opportunities for participants to make new friends and acquaintances Each class may include up to 25 participants. Depending on the class, participants may either be amongst peers of their own level of fitness or a group of various fitness levels from the frail to the more fit older adult. EnhanceFitness classes do not require any special or expensive equipment. A certified instructor, who has completed the EnhanceFitness training, will safely lead the class through an hour of dynamic exercises at a pace that’s right for the participants.

Population(s) Served
Aging, elderly, senior citizens

At camp, children gain valuable life skills. In fact, an organization called The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (comprising a group of businesses, education leaders, and policymakers) has found there is a large gap between the knowledge students learn in school and the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. After extensive research, the organization determined that some of the skills necessary to become successful adults are communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership, socialization, and problem solving. All of these areas are fostered in the camp environment. Campers are always communicating with each other, either on the field or in the bunk, learning to work together as a team and as part of the camp community. They also get to be leaders at camp, whether through guiding a first-time younger camper or managing their camp Olympics team. Campers learn to navigate on their own and solve problems by themselves. They engage in many creative outlets, too.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of local kids and teens who have learned the value of teamwork through our YMCA sports programs

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Southern Arizona adults and children who live life stronger through YMCA health and fitnessfacilities and programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Membership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

meals provided; increasing access to healthy food in our summer camps andUSDA food program

Number of families who benefit from financial assistance provided by our YMCA

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of greater Tucson children who benefit from safe, affordable YMCA childcare and summer camps

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Child Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

SEEKING ANSWERS TO THESE BIG QUESTIONS<br/>How can we best utilize our resources to create a healthier community?<br/>How can we best develop and operate sustainable collaborative partnerships? <br/>How can we effectively leverage our YMCA brand to advance our mission?

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN<br/>YMCA OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA<br/>Serving Pima County with a focus on Metropolitan Tucson - Including Tucson, Marana, Oracle, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, South Tucson and Vail. <br/><br/>MISSION STATEMENT<br/>The YMCA of Southern Arizona is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and helping all people realize their fullest potential through the development of SPIRIT, MIND and BODY. <br/><br/>SEEK TO IMPACT<br/>YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. We focus on prevention, but we would like to expand our efforts in leadership development and character building. We seek to expand into the "health-seeker" market. Our impact in social responsibility will be demonstrated by taking leadership in the community, addressing critical needs and engaging in partnerships and advocacy.

BY ENGAGING<br/>A diverse population of youth, families, adults and seniors. People in our community dealing with difficult health challenges such as prevention of diabetes and obesity, as well as people desiring a balanced and healthy lifestyle. <br/><br/>THROUGH OUR CORE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES<br/>A broad array of prevention-based programs such as afterschool childcare, health & wellness, swimming, sports and play, prevention, summer camp (residential and day camp) and family programming. Intentional outreach and relationship building with community leaders, members and participants. <br/><br/>WITH A SUSTAINABLE OPERATION<br/>Maintaining a FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE CULTURE that is debt adverse, funds reserves and is disciplined in its fiduciary monitoring; CHANGING AND ADOPTING programmatically; committing only to build and operate QUALITY facilities; establishing and maintaining long-term RELATIONSHIPS; a sense of OWNERSHIP by board members committed to sustainability; a focus on increasing MEMBERSHIP RETENTION and increasing MEMBERSHIP REVENUE as a percentage of the overall operating budget; and growing contributed support of the YMCA FOUNDATION.

We have come out of Tucson's most difficult economic period a stronger association, growing and vibrant after having completed a $3.5 million renovation at the Ott Family YMCA, added the Angel Youth Center, a $1million expansion of our Northwest YMCA, and expanded our full-facility branches in April 2012 to include the Mulcahy Y at Kino Community Center. The Tucson YMCA is growing, prospering and brings tremendous impact/great benefit to the community.<br/> <br/>Our expanded facilities and cutting edge programming around preventive health and chronic disease prevention demonstrate—the Y is On the Move!

In 2015 - <br/>59,008 » Southern Arizona adults and children live life stronger through YMCA health and fitness<br/>facilities and programs<br/>24,042 » youth members ages 18 and under, comprising 42% of members<br/>20,000 » meals provided; increasing access to healthy food in our summer camps and<br/>USDA food program<br/>16,461 » families benefit from financial assistance provided by our YMCA<br/>5,081 » greater Tucson children learn water safety and swimming—invaluable lifetime skills at<br/>our YMCAs<br/>4,212 » greater Tucson children benefit from safe, affordable YMCA childcare and summer camps<br/>4,256 » kids and teens make lifelong friends at Triangle Y Ranch Camp, and hundreds of adults<br/>participate in education and recreational programs<br/>6,500 » local kids and teens learn the value of teamwork through our YMCA sports programs<br/>1,250 » individuals volunteering more than 42,000 hours at a value of nearly $820,000

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YMCA of Southern Arizona

Board of directors
as of 6/20/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Adaline Klemmedson

Peter Beahan, CPA

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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