Y’s Vision to Strengthen Tampa Community
At the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, 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. From family fitness classes and quality out-of-school care to youth sports and engaging activities for seniors, our programs and initiatives develop a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
As a cause-driven charity, our future is built upon goals and strategies that position the Y to continue to strengthen the foundations of community. Through the renewal of our strategic plan, Vision 2020 II, we will nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve the nation’s health and well-being and give back and provide support to our neighbors.
Vision 2020 II sets a direction for the future as identified by 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. It holds us accountable to organizational benchmarks that enable us to measure our results and impact, and redesign or expand proven programs and initiatives based on their effectiveness. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for all community members.
Vision 2020 II is organized around for areas of impact:
- Youth Development
- Healthy Living
- Social Responsibility
- Capacity Building
Within each area of impact, specific priorities are identified including:
- Closing the Academic Achievement Gap
- Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases
- Teen Development
- Drowning Prevention
Vision 2020 II is the foundation for every Y signature program and the basis for keeping our mission at the core of every new initiative. Through our strategic planning process, we have established these goals and strategies to reinforce our commitment to Tampa Bay. We have the talent, resources and determination to continue our role as a leader in strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.