Support Our Life-Changing Work

For more than 30 years, the Chesterfield Family Y has responded to the changing needs of Chesterfield and offered relevant and intentional programs and services - for all. Today, our community is growing as more young families move into the area and business developments are cropping up near our Y.

We need to expand our existing space in order to keep up with growing demand, and offer new and innovative programming for a changing generation. In addition, improvements are needed to ensure we are open and welcoming to people of all abilities. 

With your help, we can create spaces that support our neighbors and ensure they have a place to thrive and belong. 
 

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Pool Access for All

Need: Water exercise and recreation is a beneficial, low-impact opportunity to stay active or spend time with family and friends. Yet our current aquatic center is not fully accessible to people of all abilities, preventing some members from participating. Our men’s and women’s locker rooms do not provide adequate privacy and comfortable spaces for parents with opposite gender kids, individuals with nonconforming gender identities, and members with special needs.

Our Response: We are committed to providing a welcoming, accessible, and safe environment where people can participate in aquatic programming. It starts at the beginning where we’ll add a universal locker room ensuring we provide a comfortable, safe, and inclusive place for all.
A therapy pool will provide opportunity for people recovering from injury or illness a low-impact way to help improve mobility, function, and get back to health.

More Opportunities for Youth

Need: Families rely on the YMCA to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for their children. From infants to teens, kids need to be surrounded by positive adults to engage in fun, screen-free activities to help them develop and thrive. In a growing community with thriving business development, more space is needed. Affordable care is also critical, considering 34% of children in our county reside in a single-parent household and 17% live in poverty, with many more just making ends meet.

Our Response: We will move a currently disconnected Early Childhood Education room to be near the others, increasing the number of kids we can serve, and providing our teachers with the latest tools.
A new Child Watch and Kids Adventure Zone will allow us to serve more kids and the entire family. Our new spaces will provide an unplugged environment where kids can have fun while being active and creative. Parents will have peace-of-mind knowing their kids are in the best care. This multi-functional space will provide enriching opportunities for our tweens, including STEM and robotics.
We will continue to ensure cost is not a barrier to families, providing financial assistance and affordable care to those in need. Currently, 1 in 4 families receive assistance, and we anticipate this will continue to grow.

Multi-Purpose Spaces & Kitchen

Need: Families and communities are increasingly busy and disconnected. Our dated facility does not provide adequate space for a new generation where they can connect a feel they belong While we have a great space and location, we have yet to maximize all it can offer for our community.

Our Response: With a new layout, we can increase and modernize our wellness space and expand our group exercise capacity. Intentional design choices will create unique commons areas throughout the facility, including a new multi-purpose suite with modernized lobby and improvements to our theatre. With the new Community Kitchen, we can offer family cooking classes and education for our members. The space will also allow us to be a community resource, hosting local groups and providing
a place for people to socialize and stay connected.

Connecting to Nature

Need: Many adults are only spending 7% of their time outdoors and children are spending less than 10 minutes a day in unstructured play, missing the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature. Additionally, we need to provide opportunities for wellness and gathering, in the safest way possible.

Our Response: We can take advantage of our green space and proximity to Central Park trail by creating a turf field, building an outdoor fitness yard, and integrating our programming into our natural surroundings. Members of all ages can reap the benefits of being in nature.

Support our Life-Changing Work

Please join us by supporting the life-changing work we can do at the Chesterfield Family YMCA, providing opportunity for all. Through this campaign, we are bridging the opportunity gap, connecting communities, and cultivating health equity.

 

Donation & Tax Details: The Gateway Region YMCA is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax identification number is 43-0653616. Contributions to the Gateway Region YMCA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.