YMCA of El Paso

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

YMCA of El Paso

The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y



Sponsorship Opportunities

YMCA of El Paso
Strong Kids Campaign
Underwriting Opportunities
For more information please contact Bill Coon or call 915.532.9622.

Program

Description

Value

SPLASH! Water Safety

Keep a child safe year round!  SPLASH! water safety training provides children and their parents a positive and fun message about being safe in and around the water – with lessons on personal safety and helping others, the classes are specific to the needs of each audience.  In 2013, 4,038 children and their parents from Fabens to Las Cruces went through water safety training through the YMCA.

$5,000

YMCA Day Camp

Y Day Camp is an adventure for kids…each week offers a new theme and includes activities such as arts & crafts, swimming, skits, singing, environmental activities, group games and special events.


In addition to the  fun and excitement, YMCA Day Camp also provides opportunities for kids to develop

self-esteem, learn to work and play together, learn new skills, appreciation for the environment, and develop values that last a lifetime.

$10,000

Secured.

Superior Health Plan


Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange

Children need normalcy as they deal with the issues of custody and divorce.  The YMCA is a safe place where children and parents have the opportunity to spend time together and get to develop bonds.  When the family court prescribes such services, the YMCA delivers an environment that is neither as impersonal as a parking lot nor as sterile as the courthouse.

$5,000

Turkey Trot

One of the longest running traditions in El Paso!  Every year, more than 1000 people gather to walk and run down the First Light Federal Credit Union-Sun Bowl Parade route before the parade.  With a 5k run, a 2 mile walk, and a 1k kid’s run, the Turkey Trot is for everyone!

$10,000


Healthy Kids Day

Put Play in your Day!  Healthy Kids Day is about making exercise fun and accessible to all.  With activities in the schools as well as at the YMCA branches, Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity for children and volunteers to learn about fun activities in our community.

$5,000

Shamley Ford partial

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

After surviving cancer, a person still needs to heal.  In partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, a physical activity and well-being program has been designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic goals.  This program is free for the participants and their families.

$3,000 for three months

VITA at the YMCA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is an IRS program that the YMCA has hosted for over 30 years.  In 2011, the YMCA added the Corporate Office to the Bowling Family Branch as another location offering this service.  Between to 2 sites, more than 1500 returns were filed, returning over $1.1 million to the El Paso economy.


$5,000

Military Membership for ALL

Military Membership for All provides a sliding scale (based on pay grade) for membership and program fees for soldiers and their families to participate at the YMCA.  The YMCA provides more than healthy activities; it is a place for belonging – military families and civilian families side by side.

$20,000 for Association

Membership for All

Membership for All provides a sliding scale for membership and program fees for individuals and families to participate at the YMCA.   Based on household income starting at $65,000, Membership for All is designed to meet the needs of today’s middle class family.

$10,000 per branch

YMCA Swim Lessons

The YMCA of El Paso is the leader in aquatics in the Paso del Norte region.  With over 4,160 children attending YMCA swim lessons in 2012, the Y is on the path to ensure that every child learns to swim.  YMCA swim lessons take place in a wide geographic area – from Fabens to Canutillo and all points in between.

$10,000

 

Program

Description

Value

SPLASH! Water Safety

Keep a child safe year round!  SPLASH! water safety training provides children and their parents a positive and fun message about being safe in and around the water – with lessons on personal safety and helping others, the classes are specific to the needs of each audience.  In 2011, 3,738 children and their parents from Fabens to Las Cruces went through water safety training through the YMCA.

 

$10,000

Youth In Government

YMCA Youth & Government is a national program that creates an environment in which students can increase their political awareness and understanding, while learning the meaning of social action through an actual experience in government. Students from every corner of Texas have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, practice democracy. Local clubs compete to earn the opportunity to attend the state conference in Austin every winter.  2011 saw 3 programs in El Paso with 37 participants, of which 24 went to State Conference.  4 schools have already committed to 2012.

 

$5,000

El Paso Bicycle Co-op

People. Bicycles. Community.  Powered by the YMCA, the Co-op exists to connect people and bicycles to their community.  Adults are recruited volunteer to help in the community shop, donate parts, anyone can come in to learn to fix their bikes, and teens attend to learn about community service. 

 

$2,500

YMCA Day Camp

Y Day Camp is an adventure for kids…each week offers a new theme and includes activities such as arts & crafts, swimming, skits, singing, environmental activities, group games and special events.

 

In addition to the  fun and excitement, YMCA Day Camp also provides opportunities for kids to develop

self-esteem, learn to work and play together, learn new skills, appreciation for the environment, and develop values that last a lifetime.

 

$10,000 per branch

O r

$25,000 for all



LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

After surviving cancer, a person still needs to heal.  In partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, a physical activity and well-being program has been designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic goals.  This program is free for the participants and their families.

$3,000 per session

Y-Arts

Self expression is part of the healthy development of a child.  Y-Arts programs are designed not just for the exploration of various media for fine arts – from water color to music – but to teach children about the values of communication and character.

 

$1,000 per Branch

VITA at the YMCA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is an IRS program that the YMCA has hosted for over 30 years.  In 2011, the YMCA added the Corporate Office to the Bowling Family Branch as another location offering this service.  Between to 2 sites, more than 1500 returns were filed, returning over $1.1 million to the El Paso economy.

 

$5,000

Military Membership for ALL

Military Membership for All provides a sliding scale (based on pay grade) for membership and program fees for soldiers and their families to participate at the YMCA.  The YMCA provides more than healthy activities; it is a place for belonging – military families and civilian families side by side.

$20,000 for Association

Membership for All

Membership for All provides a sliding scale for membership and program fees for individuals and families to participate at the YMCA.   Based on household income starting at $55,000, Membership for All is designed to meet the needs of today’s middle class family.

$10,000 per branch

YMCA Swim Lessons

The YMCA of El Paso is the leader in aquatics in the Paso del Norte region.  With over 4,000 children attending YMCA swim lessons in 2011, the Y is on the path to ensure that every child learns to swim.  YMCA swim lessons take place in a wide geographic area – from Fabens to Canutillo and all points in between.

$10,000



Supervised Visitation & Safe Exchange

Children need normalcy as they deal with the issues of custody and divorce.  The YMCA is a safe place where children and parents have the opportunity to spend time together and get to develop bonds.  When the family court prescribes such services, the YMCA delivers an environment that is neither as impersonal as a parking lot nor as sterile as the courthouse.

$5,000

Turkey Trot

One of the longest running traditions in El Paso!  Every year, more than 1000 people gather to walk and run down the First Light Federal Credit Union-Sun Bowl Parade route before the parade.  With a 5k run, a 2 mile walk, and a 1k kid’s run, the Turkey Trot is for everyone!

$10,000

Healthy Kids Day

Put Play in your Day!  Healthy Kids Day is about making exercise fun and accessible to all.  With activities in the schools as well as at the YMCA branches, Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity for children and volunteers to learn about fun activities in our community.

$2,500 per branch

Polar Bear Swim

The Polar Bear Swim has become an annual New Year’s Day event at the Loya Family YMCA and is a great way for families and individuals to ring in the new year in a fun way.  What started out as a “let’s try it and see who will show up,” type of event has now evolved into a signature event at the YMCA and the unofficial start to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.

 

The Polar Bear Swim is for all ages and consists of several events:  The Polar Bear Plunge, a timed 50 yard swim, the longest swim and the Corporate Cup, which is awarded to the company, group or organization with the most participation.  Breakfast is also served at the Polar Bear Swim.

 

$1,500

Children’s Christmas Party

In 2010, the YMCA of El Paso and Wal Mart teamed up to provide toys and fun for more than 300 children in the central El Paso community.  Store employees help run activities for the children and a visit from Santa Claus provided holiday cheer to some of our less fortunate families.  This is a great opportunity not only to sponsor with dollars, but for folks to get out and feel the difference they are making in the community!

$10,000


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.