In many cases here in America, the zip code you're born into may have the ability to determine your future. Sometimes these divisions exist mere miles from each other, in zip codes that are just one number apart. However, the YMCA of the Suncoast believes everyone deserves the same opportunities, no matter who you are or where you’re from.
The Y is committed to helping bridge these gaps nationwide. Here in the Tampa Bay area the Y aims to build equity and close opportunity gaps through a number of school age programs and so much more.
“Our goal is to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,” said G. Scott Goyer, YMCA of the Suncoast President and CEO.
“We’re proud to offer school age programs, memberships to children in Foster Care and teen leadership programs to help ensure everyone can thrive, regardless of who they are or where they're from.”
To highlight these zip code disparities, the Y launched “One Number,” the third phase of the “For a better us.” campaign. Entitled “One Number,” the campaign showcases real stories of Y members across the country in several different zip codes, just one number apart, highlighting the dramatic contrasts between their circumstances and how the Y helps each of them overcome the challenges they face.
To learn about opportunities at the YMCA of the Suncoast or to donate go here.