It’s the season of giving and a wonderful time to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Y Achievers college readiness program with a donation to help make the future bright for an at-risk teen.

Past and present Y Achievers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program at The Y Cares Annual Benefit, Oct. 15, 2016.

Your gift will enable The Community YMCA to give disadvantaged teens in Monmouth County, New Jersey, the support they need to graduate from high school, enroll in college and realize their full potential.

Since 2006, more than 1,000 teens have benefited from this unique, comprehensive program that provides nurturing mentors, leadership development, and access to SAT preparation classes, college tours  scholarship seminars and other college and career readiness support.

Help us continue to give disadvantaged teens a path to a bright future.

A gift of any size will help build a bright future for a teen in need:

  • $25 will help cover the cost of materials for SAT preparation for one student
  • $50 will cover a student’s program fee
  • $100 will help underwrite the cost for a student to attend the annual college tour.

Thank you for helping at-risk students achieve their potential and supporting the Y in building a better us. Our best wishes for Happy Holidays!

The Y. ™ For a Better Us. ™

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Donate Your Time for a Better Us

Join our cause today to become a Y Champion and volunteer for the Annual Campaign. All it takes is:

  • Register as a volunteer for your favorite branch, program or for the Y in general.
  • Make your own gift to the Annual Campaign
  • Make a list of three people or businesses you can ask to join you in support of the Y.

Be a part of something great. Volunteer today!


Frequently Asked Questions

How will my gift be used?

Donations to the Annual Support Campaign are used to fund the Y’s financial assistance programs for those who cannot afford to pay the full price for Y programs and services.  In addition, the Annual Support Campaign provides seed money for the establishment of new programs and services or the expansion of programs and services to new communities or neighborhoods.

Why should I give to the Annual Support Campaign?  I already pay my membership dues and program fees.

Membership dues and program fees are established to offset the direct costs of delivering YMCA programs and services to our members and program participants.  Annual Support donations are used to provide scholarships to those who cannot afford the full cost of dues or program registration.  All scholarships are awarded on a financial need-based sliding scale.

I am not a member of the YMCA.  Why should I give?

The Community YMCA provides the community with quality programs that help children, teens, families and seniors live healthy and productive lives.  If you live, work, or own a business in the area, you can be assured that your donation is making Monmouth County a better place to live, work and raise a family.

What happens if I am unable to pay my pledge at a later date?

We understand that you will make your pledge in good faith.  If, at a later time, unforeseen circumstances make it impossible for you to fulfill your pledge, or if doing so would cause you undue hardship, you may defer or cancel your pledge simply by notifying The Community YMCA.

Can I give online?

Yes, click here to donate now.

Can I designate my gift to a particular program or branch?

Yes, you can choose to have your gift be applied wherever it is most needed or, if you are connected to a particular branch or program and prefer your gift be used there, just indicate on your pledge card or check how you would like your gift used.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, The Community YMCA is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  As such, all charitable gifts received in the Annual Support Campaign are tax-deductible to the extent of the tax code.