BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY
Community-building efforts can look differently at each branch, such as the opportunity to volunteer on a board, contribute to a fund-raising effort, and in some cases, volunteer directly in programs like youth sports. The Y is also where local communities comes together. Whether bringing people together or by reaching out to meet a specific need, the Y strengthens the foundations of communties and families.
As part of our effort to nurture the development of youth, the Dallas YMCA through the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation, offers a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors living in the Dallas area. Selections are based on college entrance exam scores, high school grades, financial circumstances, community service, and the individual's personal motivation and desire for furthering his/her education. Students have an opportunity to receive renewable scholarships up to $3,000 per year for four years.