Here in Greater Baldwinsville, our families and seniors need a place to play in a healthy environment. Cancer survivors and military families need no-cost support. Our children need a place where they can develop the strength and confidence they’ll need to thrive as adults.
Northwest family Ymca
Our new Y will strengthen community for generations to come, but we don't have to wait until the doors open. If you'd like to know more about the new Y and how you can help spread the word, here's what you can do:
The Northwest Family Y will have a positive impact on the local economy. With an estimated annual payroll of $2.5 million, the new Y will provide about 325 full- and part-time jobs. Many of those jobs will give our teenagers a great first-job experience. We anticipate approximately 13,000 new members of the Northwest Family YMCA. More than half (approximately 7,000) of these new members will be children of the expected 2,500 new family members.
2010, Baldwinsville-based Research and Marketing Strategies conducted a
random telephone survey of residents in the Town of Lysander. It found
that 86 percent of residents believe the Northwest Family YMCA will
enhance the quality of life in the Greater Baldwinsville area, and that
53 percent are at least somewhat likely to join.
The mission of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Greater Syracuse
The YMCA is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and walks of life, joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, with more than 150 years of experience, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to deliver lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse has been a leader in providing healthy choices to Onondaga County residents. We are the county’s largest provider of school-age child care, and its largest employer of teenagers. Our innovative programs for health seekers - including people recovering from cancer and people at risk of diabetes – have earned national acclaim.
About 15 years ago, leading residents and business leaders in the northwestern part of Onondaga County decided they wanted a Y in their neighborhood. With guidance from the Greater Syracuse YMCA, they formed a board of volunteers to survey community needs, identify an appropriate site, develop building plans and gather the resources needed. In-depth surveys and analysis found that the area lacks sufficient recreational facilities and programs for our children and adults. Programs for adolescents and wellness programs for families and adults were identified as the most pressing needs.
To meet these identified needs, community volunteers have been raising money and making plans. This new facility will be a comprehensive community resource, improving the lives of thousands of residents every year. This Y will be a place where children, families and groups can gather for their health, for recreation, or to just play in a safe and nurturing environment. It will make our community a better place in which to live and work.