The YMCA has created a pledge to encourage and support young people aged 13 to 19 to do their part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The Y is asking teens to take the Y pledge to STAY@HOME. Those who take the pledge will receive a free three-month youth summer membership to the Y.
“Because young people can be asymptomatic, social distancing and staying home become essential to flattening the curve,” said David Duro, President and CEO, Treasure Valley Family YMCA. “We want to recognize and celebrate the young leaders who take the pledge to STAY@HOME.”
To participate, teens can visit https://www.ymcatvidaho.org/stay-home-pledge/ to print the pledge, and sign up. To receive the free three-month membership, with parent permission, teens should print the pledge and take a photo or video and share it to the Y Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages (@TVFamilyYMCA).
Although facilities are closed, the Y continues to serve the Treasure Valley by offering virtual classes and youth activities, conducting wellness checks on isolated members, and providing childcare for health care providers at St. Alphonsus and St. Luke’s. To learn more about how the Y is adapting during this time and how to contribute to the YMCA Sustaining and Annual campaign, visit www.ymcatvidaho.org.
ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
Established in 1891, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (the Y) is a cause-driven, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the foundation of our community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. Annually, it operates over 100 programs that serve 110,000 youth and families throughout its 4 facilities, 440-acre summer camp and 24 child development sites. The Y believes all people deserve the chance to achieve their highest potential; therefore, it does not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. The Treasure Valley Family YMCA provides over $4 million in financial assistance every year so all may participate in our life-changing programs and services. www.ymcatvidaho.org