Emma B. Howe Family YMCA
Strengthening the Foundation of the Community
Why We Ask You for Your Support and Partnership
The YMCA is more than a “gym and swim” – we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that addresses critical needs in our local community through programs in child care, youth development, school success, fitness and more.
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities strengthens the foundation of our community.That happens when we all work together to invest in our kids, in our personal health and in meeting local needs. With your help, we are able to make sure everyone - regardless of age, income or background - has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the YMCA.
Y Partners Annual Campaign
The YMCA has been serving our community for more than 150 years.
The Emma B. Howe YMCA is commited to keeping its membership, programs and activities accessible to all. Y Partner contributions provide scholarships for qualifying applicants.
This year, our Y Partners goal is $212,000 and these funds will help us service the needs of our community. Your contribution helps make that happen!
Find out more about the 2011 Emma B. Howe Y Partners Campaign by reviewing our Mission Impact Sheet. Click here to read our 2011 Report Card to Our Donors.
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Emma B. Howe Youth Intervention Programs
The YMCA is one of the key agencies with the capacity to do intervention youth work. Y Youth Intervention works in partnership to provide services and support to youth who are currently involved in the Juvenile Justice system, long-term foster care, are truant or who are in need of crisis support for homelessness.
- YMCA "24/Seven" Program. Works with youth ages 16 and older who are exiting their placement from Hennepin County programs and need independent housing.
- YMCA Juvenile Probation Program. Works with youth 12 to 21 who have become involved in the Juvenile Justice system and are currently on probation in Hennepin County.
- YMCA Hennepin County Home School Program. Seeks to help youth make positive transitions to school and/or employment after release from the Hennepin County Home School lock-down facility.
- South Minneapolis and Northwest Hennepin Truancy Intervention Program. Designed to reach out to truant students and help them "re-connect" with school, positive activities, adult role models, and their communities in general.
- YMCA POINT Northwest. A 24-hour crisis intervention and mediation program for young people in Hennepin County age 10-21 (and their families) who are on the run or thinking of running away, are homeless or precariously housed, or are transitioning out of foster care, group home, or correctional facility.
- YMCA Anoka County Youth Intervention Program. Outreach and Intervention services to youth 16-21 who are experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness in Anoka County.
Find out more about the Emma B. Howe Northeast Youth Intervention programs here.