2014-2015 Missouri Legislative Interests

YMCAs offer driven, community-based programs that are
deeply volunteer driven. YMCAs continue to be the
largest childcare provider in Missouri. YMCAs lift up
healthy eating and active living policies throughout YMCA
programs and priorities.

  • Creating greater awareness of childhood obesity,
    healthy eating and active living in Missouri.
  • Improving built environment policy so that children and families can utilize their communities and neighborhoods for safe physical activity.
  • Giving children and families healthier vending options in public areas.
  • Make healthy food available to children and families.
  • Encourage childcare and school age providers to implement best practice healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Secure services for prevention and early intervention of Diabetes through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP).

Download MISSOURI 24 Legislative Brochure

National Signature Programs

Youth Development

  • Child care
  • Swimming lessons
  • Sport fundamentals and character development for all ages and abilities
  • Early learning loss prevention
  • Youth mentoring/teen leaders
  • Before and after school care
  • Camping and adventure programs

Healthy Living

  • YMCA diabetes prevention program
  • YMCA live-strong cancer recovery program

Social Responsibility

  • YMCA pioneering healthier communities childhood obesity task force
  • Youth in government
  • Volunteer development and service

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