2019 Lake Norman YMCA Preschool
OUR CAUSE: CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
In our community, the zip code you’re born into has the potential to determine your future. Where you live can affect your education, your success, your health and even your hopes and dreams.
At the Y, we believe everyone deserves the same opportunities, no matter who you are or where you’re from. That’s why we work tirelessly to close gaps and bridge divides.
That’s why Preschool Pride has joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s cause.
But, we can’t do it alone. We need your help to power our transformational programs and sources – from early learning to college prep, water safety to healthy living. We give everyone the opportunity they need to reach their full potential.
Our goal is to have 100% participation in all classrooms. We are asking for your donation from Monday, March 4th- Friday, March 8th.
When you give to the YMCA Annual Campaign, you partner with us to tackle our community's most critical needs, including:
Third-grade reading proficiency is a critical predicator of success in school, career and life. Children who are not reading at grade level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. At the Y, we are determined to change the outcome for children most at risk of falling behind. From targeted intervention programs like Y Readers to infusing literacy curriculum into traditional Y programs, we are powering learning opportunities that help position all children for academic success.
When you give to the Y, your gift has the potential to provide children and families in need with access to high-impact youth development programs that can shape a child’s future. Your generosity could fund the financial assistance a child needs to be able to participate in YMCA summer camp, afterschool, preschool or youth sports.
Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 14, claiming the lives of three children every day. That’s why teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. At the Y, we believe a child’s safety in and around water should never be left to chance. We’re determined to prevent childhood drowning by providing everyone with access to high-quality water safety instruction and swim lessons.
Our nation’s health struggles are well chronicled with the rise of obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer and other conditions. The Y is dedicated to helping people understand their risks and achieve health and well-being at every stage of life. From cancer wellness to rehabilitative support, diabetes prevention to weight loss, we offer the support needed to fight chronic disease, improve mobility and lead healthier lives.