2016 Policy Priorities (Legislative Interests)

The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through our focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Missouri YMCAs are found in over 70 diverse communities around the state, and serve urban, suburban and rural communities, bringing together young and old, men and women, from all faiths, backgrounds and incomes.

Missouri’s YMCA’s serve over 450,000 Missourians as participants and members. Our YMCA’s employ over 10,000 Missourians and over 4.9million Missourians serve their communities by volunteering at the Y.

Our 2016 policy and advocacy priorities include supporting legislation, policy and systems changes and advocating for:

Youth Development: Nurture the potential of every child

Healthy Living: Improve communities’ well being

Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors