OUR CHARITABLE CAUSE
The Penobscot Bay YMCA is driven by the desire to strengthen the foundations of our community. We do this
through programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Applying
the core values of caring, honesty, responsibility and respect to every activity, the Y strives each day to positively
impact those living in our service area.
Each day, more than 1,000 people come to the Y: young children, teens, adults, families and senior citizens all find
programs and services that impact their daily lives in a positive way.
"Some doctors have said that if there were a miracle prescription for healthy living, it would be exercise. The Y has
been filling that prescription for me and my wife, Leigh, through its Group Power fitness class. Challenging vigorous
exercise, great instructors and music and — oh yeah — making friends and HAVING FUN!"
- Ron Smith, Y Member, Camden
"With help from the Y, our Summer FREE LUNCH Program has served more than 11,000 meals to children in the
Mid-Coast over the past two summers. We now prepare more than 200 meals per day through a program funded by
the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Our area of outreach has expanded thanks to the support of the Y and several
other community partners. In an effort to prevent hunger, we now deliver meals from our base at Regional School
Unit 13 to 10 sites in Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Thomaston, and St. George."
- Charles Butler, Regional School Unit 13 School Nutrition Director
"The LIVESTRONG® program at the YMCA has been a wonderful opportunity for me during my recovery from
breast cancer, surgery, and chemotherapy. I have established close FRIENDSHIPS, including several with people
who are dealing with similar recovery issues. I have learned how important it is to exercise and practice healthy
living. Meg Barclay and Theo Berez, the dynamic duo, are perfect for this program. Their training and
encouragement has been such a gift to me. I look forward to being part of this valuable community program
in the future."
- Julie K. Clement, LIVESTRONG® program at the YMCA Participant, Camden