This Year's Project: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
About Our Organization
The Y is a diverse, non-profit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Since no two communities are exactly alike, no two Y’s are exactly alike. However, every Y strives to bring people just like you together. Our commitment to community ensures the opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.
We nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being among people of any age, bring people together to pursue passions old and new and provide mutual support for everyone in our neighborhoods.
Join us—we could use someone like you.
Current Project: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program developed and established in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, assists those living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their mind, body, and spirit.
Recent research from the Yale Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute confirmed that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants experience improved fitness and quality of life as well as significant decreases in cancer-related fatigue.
The program has served more than 30,000 cancer survivors in more than 400 communities across the nation. It is open to adults 18 years or older.
With your support we would like to offer this program at no cost to any adult cancer survivor, and include a complimentary membership to the Y for the duration of the program. We currently have a fee to enroll, but with your help we can erase that barrier and serve over 60 cancer survivors through 6 different sessions.
The YMCA has been a part of the Siouxland Community since 1884 and we are committed to helping each child learn, grow and thrive! We are cause-driven leaders that provide quality care focusing on the following areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our desire is to treat each child as an individual as we seek to implement our four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility into everything we do for before & after-school programming.
We not only provide affordable, quality care, but also bring Dakota Valley parents the opportunity to choose a before & after school program that involves their children in recreational sports, swim lessons, dance & theatre classes, volunteerism through social responsibility, & so much more!
The Y-CLUB is the newest addition to our programming and we are in need of supplies for the school year.
Wellness Area Equipment
There are lots of ways you can help create a better Siouxland. But there is no gift more precious than health.
With a donation to the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA, you give better health to kids, families and seniors by supporting programming that has just one goal – improving the overall wellbeing of Siouxland. We strive to provide the best experience for those of all ages whether it is through group fitness classes, personal training, youth sports, or even birthday parties - we are here for you!
We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary and with 10 years comes a need for changes - updating the facility, repairing and maintaining the building, and making sure our equipment is fully functioning for the use of our members. Our goal is to raise funds to help cover the expenses to update our cardio equipment, free weights area, and our weights machines and better serve the Siouxland community.
All we do is only possible through the support of people like you. Be part of it!