When you advocate for the Y, you join a diverse movement committed to supporting and serving our community through promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Advocate with the Y believing that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, deserves to be healthy, confident, connected and secure, the Y is a powerful ally and advocate for our communities.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y collaborates with community leaders and policymakers to increase the resources and support that empower individuals, families and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

As an advocate of the Y, you can help:

    • Influence policies and initiatives that help youth develop healthy behaviors, values and life skills


    • Initiate and cultivate community collaborations to increase the skills, values and opportunities youth need to become responsible adult citizens


  • Positively impact societal issues of importance to your community Michigan Y’s work with state policy-makers to maintain adequate funding for childcare and promotion of safe and healthy environments for children.


Locally, the Y works with a wide range of community partners to maximize the services brought to our community in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through collaboration and giving, our partners help us change lives and strengthen the foundation of our community. Click here to view some of our community partners.

The Y is a nonprofit like no other.

Advocate in support of a movement working every day to build healthier communities.

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Development Office: 119 N. Washington Square. Lansing. MI. 48933
Director: Cheri Schimmel 517-827-9617
Coordinator: Emily Quintero 517-827-9624

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