Y’s Vision to Strengthen Tampa Community
At the Y, we believe lasting personal and social change is best accomplished when we all work together and invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
Strengthening the foundations of community is our cause.
From healthy cooking classes for families and affordable childcare for parents to youth sports programs and social and fitness activities for Active Boomers, our programs and initiatives develop a healthy spirit, mind and body. And the best part is we open our doors to whoever needs a place to go to help them be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
To help us continue to provide excellence in programming we developed Vision 2020, an Association-wide strategic plan that focuses us on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community’s health and well-being and giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
Vision 2020 identifies the Tampa Y’s broader priorities, which include: Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention of Chronic Diseases; Reducing Generational Poverty Through Education; Positive Youth Development Through Sports; and Prevention of Accidental Drownings Through Water Safety. But it also identifies signature programs within each of the three pillars: For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility.
A continuation of Mission 2010, Vision 2020 builds in organizational benchmarks that enable us to measure our results, and redesign or expand proven programs and initiatives based on their effectiveness.
Vision 2020 is a strategic plan that will ensure we continue to strengthen the foundations of the Tampa community. It’s our way of identifying Tampa Bay’s most critical social needs, then putting in place measurements that help us provide support for our neighbors in a positive, meaningful and lasting way.