Donate to YMCA's Remote Learning Support Program on Giving Tuesday Dec. 1

  • YMCA counselors offer support to kids as they get acclimated to their remote learning environment.

    YMCA counselors offer support to kids as they get acclimated to their remote learning environment. Courtesy of YMCA of Metro Chicago

Submitted by YMCA of Metro Chicago
Updated 11/25/2020 3:43 PM

On Giving Tuesday Dec. 1, donations to the YMCA of Metro Chicago will go toward the Y's new Remote Learning Support Program.

Created to help support a child's virtual learning, youth who participate receive homework support, academic enrichment lessons, activities to support their interests in arts and science, as well as physical activity to support their health and well-being.


Your donation will ensure that all children, regardless of their family's personal, financial situation, can access the Remote Learning Support program.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, all new or increased gifts to the #GivingTuesday campaign will be matched.

A $250 donation would pay for one week of programming for a child. A $100 donation provides supplies for a child for one month.

Donors who give $1,000 cumulatively to the Y in a calendar year are eligible to have a banner displayed with their name in one of the Y's program sites.

The fundraising goal is $25,000.

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The Y adapted its Out of School Time programming to include a remote learning program to support the changing needs of families.

For parents working from home or back at the office, having to facilitate their children's e-learning poses a challenge.

To help, the YMCA provides in-person support for students at most of its Y centers in the city and suburbs, as well as at selected off-site locations that have partnered with the Y. Parents can drop off their children for a full-day or half-day program depending on the type of learning plan their school district is offering.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago is an association of 14 Y centers, five overnight camps, and dozens of extension sites located in the city and across the suburbs. Y Centers in northwest suburban Chicago include: Buehler YMCA in Palatine, Elmhurst YMCA, Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich, Fry Family YMCA in Naperville, Hastings Lake YMCA in Lindenhurst, Indian Boundary YMCA in Downers Grove, and Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago serves more than 220,000 individuals and families annually, helping them learn, grow, and thrive through research-based programs that promote academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, and fitness and healthy living.

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