Young Mens Christian Association of Brainerd Minn

Brainerd, MN   |  BRAINERDLAKESYMCA.ORG

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE BRAINERD FAMILY YMCA IS TO ENHANCE LIVES IN THE BRAINERD LAKES AREA, BY CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WITH OPPORTUNITIES BASED ON CHRISTIAN VALUES THAT BUILD A HEALTHY SPIRIT, MIND, & BODY.

Ruling year info

1948

Principal Officer

SHANE RIFFLE

Main address

602 Oak St

Brainerd, MN 56401 United States

EIN

41-0693938

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

IRS filing requirement

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Program 1

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT-- OUR YMCA IS COMMITTED TO NURTURING THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY CHILD AND TEEN. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL KIDS DESERVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE. THAT IS WHY WE HELP YOUNG PEOPLE CULTIVATE THE VALUES, SKILLS, AND RELATIONSHIPS THAT LEAD TO POSITIVE BEHAVIORS, BETTER HEALTH, AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT. OUR YMCA PROGRAMS, SUCH AS CHILDCARE, AFTER-SCHOOL CARE, SWIM LESSONS, SWIM TEAM, SUMMER DAYCAMP, AND YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES OFFER A RANGE OF EXPERIENCES THAT ENRICH COGNITIVE, SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH. EXPENSES INCLUDE SUBSIDIES AND DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THAT MAKE PARTICIPATION POSSIBLE. IN 2019, WE PROVIDED $19,095 IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO 186 YOUNG PEOPLE WHO OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE FACED ECONOMIC BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PROGRAMS. SEE SCHEDULE O FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING THESE CRITICAL PROGRAMS AND THEIR IMPACT.DAYCARE PROGRAMS:OUR YMCA PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY CHILD CARE BY PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLER THROUGH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN DRAWING ON DIVERSE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. WE PROVIDE BOTH FULL AND PART TIME OPTIONS TO SERVE A WIDE RANGE OF FAMILY SCHEDULING NEEDS.WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF THE YMCA MISSION IS A COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHENING FAMILIES. YMCA CHILDCARE PROGRAMS RELIEVE THE BURDEN OF BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY AND MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN IN OUR CARE TO REMAIN GAINFULLY EMPLOYED, KNOWING THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE THRIVING IN A SAFE, DEVELOPMENTALLY SOUND ENVIRONMENT.THE YMCA PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SHORT TERM BABYSITTING AND FULL DAY CHILD CARE SERVICES. IN ADDITION, WE PROVIDE AID TO FAMILIES WHO NEED HELP DUE TO FAMILY VIOLENCE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, ETC. BY COLLABORATING WITH OTHER SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES. WE ALSO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THAT EMPHASIZE PARENT EDUCATION AND HELP PARENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO RAISE HEALTHY, HAPPY CHILDREN WHO DEVELOP SELF-ESTEEM AND MORAL AND ETHICAL VALUES. LICENSED FOR 44 CHILDCARE PARTICIPANTS, 517 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE SERVED DURING 2019.AFTER SCHOOL CARE:THE Y KIDS CLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE DURING AFTER SCHOOL HOURS FOR ELEMENTARY AGED CHILDREN. DAILY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE ARTS/CRAFTS, COMPUTERS, SWIMMING AND GYM GAMES. HOMEWORK MENTORING IS ALSO PROVIDED BY A TRAINED STAFF. MANY PROGRAMS ARE PROVIDED AT NO COST. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR FEE-BASED PROGRAMS, SO A YOUNG PERSONS ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT A BARRIER TO PARTICIPATION. WE ALSO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION AFTER SCHOOL TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO NEED TO GET TO THE YMCA. 95 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE SERVED IN 2019.SWIM LESSONS:THE Y OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SWIMMING OPTIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. SWIMMING BUILDS SELF-CONFIDENCE AND DEVELOPS THE WHOLE PERSON SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY. CLASSES ARE DIVIDED INTO ABILITY GROUPS WHILE TRAINED INSTRUCTORS WHO EMPHASIZE PERSONAL SAFETY, SWIMMING SKILLS, ENDURANCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS GUIDED WITH PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT. 689 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE SERVED IN 2019.SWIM TEAM:YMCA SWIM TEAM IS A COMPETITIVE PROGRAM THAT FOCUSES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALL SWIM ABILITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 5 TO 18. OUR TRAINED COACHES WORK TO IMPROVE SWIMMERS' SKILL LEVEL, ENDURANCE AND TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. OUR PROGRAM EMBRACES THE YMCA CORE VALUES AND PROMOTES PROGRESSION AT AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL. 143 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE SERVED IN 2019.SUMMER DAYCAMP:THE YMCA OUT N - ABOUT DAY CAMP PROGRAM PROVIDES A LASTING EXPERIENCE OF PERSONAL ENRICHMENT. DAY CAMPS OFFER ADVENTURE AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES THAT PROVIDE CHALLENGE AND PROMOTE SPIRITUAL AWARENESS, MENTAL DEVELOPMENT, PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, SOCIAL GROWTH, AND SELF-RESPECT. CAMPING HELPS YOUTH BECOME AWARE OF THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CAPABILITIES, TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF COOPERATION, AND TO GAIN CONFIDENCE. 181 YOUNG PEOPLE WERE SERVED IN 2019.

Expenses
$969,226
Revenue
$861,162

HEALTHY LIVING-- THE Y IS A LEADING VOICE ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. WE BRING FAMILIES CLOSER TOGETHER, ENCOURAGE GOOD HEALTH, AND FOSTER CONNECTIONS THROUGH FITNESS, SPORTS, FUN, AND SHARED INTERESTS. AS A RESULT, PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE RECEIVING THE SUPPORT, GUIDANCE, AND RESOURCES THEY NEED TO ACHIEVE GREATER HEALTH IN SPIRT, MIND, AND BODY. THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT AS OUR NATION STRUGGLES WITH AN OBESITY CRISIS, FAMILIES STRUGGLE WITH WORK/LIFE BALANCE, AND INDIVIDUALS SEARCH FOR PERSONAL FULFILLMENT. OUR PROGRAMS ARE ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, AND OPEN TO ALL FAITHS, BACKGROUNDS, ABILITIES, AND INCOME LEVELS. IN 2019, WE PROVIDED $46,350 IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO 661 ADULTS AND FAMILIES WHO OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE FACED ECONOMIC BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION. HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS:HELPING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES DEVELOP HEALTH IN SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY IS AT THE CORE OF THE YMCA MOVEMENT. OUR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE CREATE REALISTIC GOALS FOR SELF-IMPROVEMENT AND EMPHASIZE DISEASE PREVENTION THROUGH REGULAR EXERCISE, PROPER NUTRITION, STRESS MANAGEMENT, AND HEALTH EDUCATION. WE OFFER A VARIETY OF GROUP FITNESS CLASSES, WELLNESS CENTER WITH CARDIO EQUIPMENT, AND STRENGTH TRAINING AREA. WE ALSO OFFER CLASSES AND EQUIPMENT SPECIFICALLY FOR ACTIVE ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 62. OUR ACTIVE OLDER ADULT AQUA SIZE IS AN AQUATICS PROGRAM THAT KEEPS SENIORS ACTIVE AND FLEXIBLE. OUR SILVER SNEAKERS GROUP FITNESS CLASS IS CUSTOMIZED TO ACCOMMODATE OLDER ADULTS, SEDENTARY INDIVIDUALS AND PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS.2,473 PEOPLE SHARED IN COMMUNITY BY PARTICIPATING IN GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES IN 2019.SPORTS & RECREATION:YMCA ADULT SPORTS PROGRAMS OFFER FUN WAYS FOR MEN AND WOMEN TO STAY ACTIVE, GET FIT AND EXPLORE NEW HOBBIES. THE YMCA OFFERS A VARIETY OF ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES AND PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE FUN AND HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS OF ALL FITNESS LEVELS.246 ADULTS SERVED DURING 2019.HEALTHY LIFESTYLES:WE OFFER A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION. CLASSES OFFERED INCLUDE: AMERICAN HEART CPR, FIRST AID, BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS, AND LIFEGUARD TRAINING AND RECERTIFICATIONS.43 ADULTS SERVED DURING 2019.FREE LEARN TO SWIM:THE FLTS PROGRAM IS FOR YOUTH IN THE BRAINERD LAKES AREA GOING INTO 1ST-6TH GRADE. THE PROGRAM MEETS FIVE TIMES FOR 45 MINUTES CLASSES IN THE SUMMER.DURING THIS TIME YOUTH ARE EVALUATED BASED ON THEIR SKILLS AND WATER EXPERIENCE/EXPOSURE. IN THEIR SMALLER GROUPS THEY LEARN A VARIETY OF BASIC SWIMMING SKILLS INCLUDING; KICKING ON THEIR FRONT AND BACK, FLOATING, PADDLING WITH THEIR ARMS AND HOW TO LEVEL OFF AFTER JUMPING INTO THE WATER.WE ALSO TAKE ONE DAY TO FOCUS ON AQUATIC SAFETY IN OR AROUND LAKES, RIVERS, POOLS ETC. WE KNOW THAT THIS ONCE A WEEK PROGRAM IS ALL THE SAFETY TRAINING MANY KIDS IN OUR AREA WILL EVER HAVE DUE TO THEIR FAMILIES FINANCIAL STATUS. WE PACK AS MUCH LEARNING AND SAFETY INTO THESE FIVE DAYS AS WE CAN.75 CHILDREN SERVED DURING 2019.

Expenses
$727,192
Revenue
$609,128

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