Advocate with the Y

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is a champion for healthy lifestyles in our communities. We are constantly seeking to work with community partners to nurture the potential of kids, improve the well-being, quality of life, and health of those living in our community, and finding ways to show support to our neighbors. When you advocate with the Y, you are stepping up as a leader in our community and taking an active role in helping to bring about meaningful, enduring change for not just YOUR FAMILY, but for your friends and community as a whole.

What does an advocate do?
  • Youth Development
    • Pursue funding for afterschool and child care programs
    • Encourage increased access to quality early childhood education programs
    • Actively support and promote child safety legislation
    • Support critical programs and funding streams that serve at-risk and disconnect youth
    • Raise funds for evidence-based pilot programs that help close the achievement gap
  • Healthy Living
    • Raise funds for initiatives that help control disease by preventing diabetes and obesity
    • Support legislation that addresses chronic disease and obesity
    • Help provide access to evidence-based chronic disease prevention
    • Facilitate the adoption of nationwide standards for health out-of-school time (OST)
  • Social Responsibility
    • Denounce charitable deduction limits and caps
    • Advocate for food and nutrition programs and legislation that encourages the nourishment of children
    • Raise awareness and funding that encourages volunteering and service in the community
    • Be a resource for newcomers and help them navigate their way in our community
Community Partners