Y’s Vision to Strengthen Tampa Community
Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain-the Y. The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. As a Charity-Navigator 4-star charity, the Tampa YMCA’s future is built upon goals and strategies that position us to continue to strengthen the foundations of community. Through the renewal of our strategic plan, Vision 2020 III, we will nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve Tampa Bay’s health and well-being and give back and provide support to our neighbors.
Vision 2020 III, approved by the Y’s Governance Board in April 2017, sets a direction for the future with input from local stakeholders who care about their 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. Based upon the Y’s three areas of impact: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, Vision 2020 III identifies five specific priorities:
1. Closing the Achievement Gap
2. Improving Tampa Bay’s Health and Well-Being
3. Teen Leadership Development
4. Drowning Prevention
5. Capacity Building
Vision 2020 III is the foundation for every Y signature program and the basis for keeping our mission at the core of every new initiative. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for all community members.