We believe that acting together with our community, we can make a better world. We are committed to working with and providing support to our neighbors. We also are committed to providing opportunities for kids, adults and families to become healthier and more confident individuals.
We believe in helping our community address pressing social issues including child welfare, education, employment, housing and substance abuse. We work to make sure every child, family and community has what they need to make positive life changes and overcome obstacles.
We believe that building a strong global community is more important than ever. Our goal is to help create committed global citizens from our members. Ys across the U.S. help young people develop cultural awareness and knowledge so that the diverse populations that make up our world can connect and grow even stronger.
Volunteerism & Giving
We know that the generosity of others is essential for our existence. It is only through the support of our volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to our community we serve and we are eternally grateful for their support.
We know that advocacy goes hand and hand with social responsibility. As a result we are a powerful advocate for our communities. We are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education and public health.