The Y is arguably the most powerful social institution this country
has ever known. The Y helped found the USO (United Service Organization)
and the Peace Corps was patterned after a YMCA program. If you've ever
gone to a public library, taken a night course, or celebrated Father's
Day, your life has been touched by the work of the Y. If you've ever
played basketball or volleyball, or gone camping, you've enjoyed the
work of the Y.
Here in Snohomish County, the Y has been serving and strengthening
our communities since 1901. We've been here through economic booms and
busts, wartime and peace, and social upheavals both subtle and
life-changing. Our movement is made up of people of all ages and from
every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone,
regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to live
life to its fullest.
We value caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, and everything
we do stems from this. Our staff and volunteers are kids, parents,
grandparents, neighbors, and local leaders who are all personally
committed to understanding what our neighborhoods need. Together, we use
our knowledge to develop stronger, more integrated communities, provide
support for people and families, and promote positive change overall.
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