YMCA Joliet

aka Greater Joliet Area YMCA   |   Joliet, IL   |  http://www.jolietymca.org/

Mission

To put Christian Principles into practice by developing relationships among all persons and providing programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body.

Ruling year info

1936

Principal Officer

Mr. James D Watts

Main address

749 Houbolt Rd

Joliet, IL 60431

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EIN

36-2169197

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities (N30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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Our programs

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Central City YMCA Teen Achievers

This program focuses on Youth Development. The YMCA Teen Achievers Program is a national academic/career program for high school youth. The purpose of the program is to provide inspiration and guidance to students in setting goals to graduate from high school, gain entry into college and ultimately achieve successful entry into a career of their choosing. While the program is open to any Joliet Township student, the Teen Achiever's target group has been socio-economically disadvantaged children from the Joliet Township High Schools. Program Launch- the YMCA Teen Achievers program was initiated in the fall of 2005. Eight students were enrolled with one senior. That one senior advanced to college, and in May of 2010 was the first Teen Achievers college graduate. She attended Indiana University. Success Rate-To date, 93% of the graduating seniors in the Teen Achievers program have gone directly to an institution of higher learning post high school. Total graduates to date- Since the program initiation in the fall of 2005, 47 Teen Achiever graduates have gained entry and attended institutions of higher level education post high school graduation. Weekly Activities- Throughout the school year, our program consists of weekly 1 1/2 hour long sessions after school filled with instruction, information, and discussions that pertain to the program focus. Saturday workshops are also held occasionally. The activities include but are not limited to: 

Tutoring / Mentoring, Leadership Development, Career Workshops, SAT/ACT Prep, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, College Entrance Prep (Scholarship and Applications/Essay information, etc.), Mock Interview Opportunities, College / Career Fairs, College Tours & Visits.

The 2010-2011 Class- 38 high school students completed program participation requirements at the close of the school year and a record 13 seniors will advance to higher level education. Demographics- The 2010-2011 Teen Achievers Class composition: Gender- 25 females and 13 males. Race- 97% African American, 3% Hispanic. Age- 1 freshman, 1 sophomore, 18 juniors and 13 seniors in the class. Geographic Location- most of the Teen Achiever students reside in the Joliet zip area of 60432 and 60433. The 60432 zip code area encompasses downtown Joliet and its northeast neighborhoods.

2011 College Road Tour- thirty-three students toured Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark-Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Morris Brown College, Auburn University, Tuskegee University. Students report that the college tours/visits are one of the strongest tools that encourage them the most. The students take supervised group field trips to experience firsthand what our state colleges and universities have to offer. The tour always includes historically Black colleges and universities, so that the students can see others just like themselves in the progress of achieving their dreams. The college road tour is scheduled during high school spring break over three days.

2010-2011 senior high school Teen Achiever graduates resulting plans:

Gender- 4 males and 9 females o Race- 100% African American Higher Level Education Plans- the 2011 graduates will pursue further education at: JJC, Northern Illinois, Navy (Armed Services), St. Xavier, Tennessee St. University, Northern Illinois, Loyola, Alcorn St. University

Population(s) Served

This is a group of adults age 50 and over who meet weekly for exercise and fellowshithey engage in social activities such as quarterly potlucks, field trips (such as visiting the  pumpkin patch or attending a local basefall game), board games, playing cards or bingo, and occasionally having a restaurant outing. They occasionally enjoy guest speakers, usually presenting on a health related topic. Sometimes they have a show and tell opportunity, and they also have white elephant gift exchanges for the holidays. The group is very socially conscious and has a class banner displaying their group picture, thanks to their generous donation of $1,000 to the Annual Heroes Campaign. Proceeds ensure that program and membership scholarships are available so that no child, adult or family is turned away from the Y for the inability to pay as long as a valid need exists.

Population(s) Served

Camp Joydaka is an 11 week summer program for children ages 5 to 15. We offer a full day kindergarten camp as well as a Junior Counselor program. Camp Joydka has theme days, field trips every week, a camp out and family nights. The children’s summer is filled with swimming every day, enjoying the outdoors, learning about nature, sports, crafts and games. We also introduce new ways to encourage all campers to become a part of the YMCA community by teaching healthy. Sixty-five percent of the camper's families are elgible for DHS financial support.

Population(s) Served

Project SOAR (Smith Opportunities for Activities and Recreation) brings together several local agencies and elementary schools who serve Joliet's economically challenged families in an on-going collaborative charitable community outreach as a result of the Y's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It is a free program sponsored by the YMCA providing 30 minute swim lessons (with a 5 to 1 instructor to student ratio) alternating with 30 minutes of gymnasium recreation time at the Smith Family YMCA located on Briggs St. Children are enrolled for five-seven week sessions, and often repeat the experience. Additionally, new children join the program as new sessions begin. The YMCA provides transportation if necessary. Last year, Project SOAR served 1,393 pre-dominantly minority children. To date, the following partners have been served by Project SOAR: Joliet Housing Authority Harvey Brooks Foundation Laraway School Salvation Army St. Mary Magdalene School Warren-Sharpe Community Center Unity Community Development Corporation Joliet District 86 Elementary Schools (Culbertson, Woodland, Sanchez, Keith, Marshall & Forest Park)

Population(s) Served

The C.W. Avery Family YMCA Kidz Zone program serves approximately 500 students in kindergarden through 5th grade frrom the District 202 Elementary Schools. The program is offered in twelve of the 17 schools. It operates Monday-Friday, on the days when children are in school. The hours of operation are 7 am until start of school, (approximately 9 am). Kidz Zone resumes at school dismissal at approximately 3:30 pm until 6 pm. While at Kidz Zone, children engage in youth development activities such as arts and crafts, playing games, developing friendships, and learning lifelong lessons focused on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Program and membership scholarships are available for families in need.

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Awards

Eagle Award for Excellence in Fundraising 2007

North American YMCA Development Organizational

Excellence in Facility Design 2007

YMCA of the USA

Property Development Department Recognition for Excellence in Facilities for the Renovation/Addition Division 2010

General Assembly of YUSA

Financials

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YMCA Joliet

Board of directors
as of 07/30/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Noonan

Slattery, Noonan & Co., LLC

Term: 2010 - 2011


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