Activate America is the YMCA’s response to our nation’s growing health crisis. The YMCA is redefining itself and engaging communities across the country to better support Americans of all ages who are struggling to achieve and maintain well-being of spirit, mind and body. We are shifting how we focus all aspects of our work both inside and outside the YMCA to better engage health seekers. We define “health seekers” as all children, youth, teens, adults and families whose successful pursuit of health and well-being requires continuously supportive relationships and environments. Inside the YMCA, we are influencing and motivating health seekers to make positive changes in their pursuit of well-being. And, outside the YMCA, we are helping create and sustain healthier communities.
Activate America in Progress
For the last few years, the YMCA has incorporated the vision reflected in Activate America into more and more aspects of our work. For example, we’re transforming YMCA child care sites into environments where physical activity, healthy eating and improved interpersonal connections are the norm. And nearly 400 YMCAs across the country have committed to a capacity building process to better meet the needs of health seekers. Here are some other ways in which the vision reflected in Activate America is becoming increasingly inseparable from the broader work of the YMCA:
For more information on Activate America please visit the YMCA Exchange Website and log in with the following information:
user name: ymca
Activate Southington is town-wide initiative funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant program is administered by the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Activate Southington is supported by a leadership team representing the greater Southington community.
Activate Southington is a collaboration between town, business and community leaders to identify opportunities to improve our community and take positive steps toward a healthy lifestyle. Activate Southington’s mission is to improve the overall health and wellness of Southington residents, and decrease the incidence of childhood obesity, by providing opportunities for active living, healthy eating, and physical activity...
The Activate Southington team has established four initial objectives to meet the overall mission of the initiative. The objectives are to:
The Activate Southington team is actively working on these initial actions items:
For more information and how to get involved, please go to www.ActivateSouthington.org