The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana brings over 160 years of experience in leading our local community towards healthier lifestyles and helping children grow and reach their fullest potential.
The Y is committed to helping Gibson county seniors, families, and health seekers learn, grow, and thrive by providing a “third place” that is accessible to all. A recent survey of local residents revealed three key
needs in Gibson County:
- Inactive population » Only 41% of households surveyed said that they currently engage in ANY Type of physical activity, lower than the current national average of 48%.
- Need for Wellness Information & Resources » Half of residents surveyed stated “I try to make everyday choices to be healthy and live well, but struggle to do so”, illustrating that many are ill-equipped with the knowledge and resources for healthy living.
- Activities for Youth » The survey revealed a need for Afterschool Enrichment programs for youth of all ages including Childcare, College Prep programs for teens, and physical activity for children of all ages.
We’re designing a facility that will provide ACCESS TO ALL through Financial Accessibility, Physical Accessibility, and Cultural Accessibility. The Y believes everyone should have the opportunity to be successful and live a fulfilling life. Far too many people, especially those in underserved groups and communities like Gibson County, lack equal access to resources, opportunities or support systems.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. is celebrating 25 years of building not only vehicles but community in Gibson County. Helping to build a strong healthy community, Toyota has committed a $1,000,000 donation to the future YMCA in Princeton, slated to open in 2022. The facility will be named the Toyota Indiana YMCA in honor of their generous donation and commitment to our community.
By making a contribution to the campaign today, we’re building a healthier future for our community together.