During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
The Accelerator YMCA helps young people be safe, successful and happy by providing a variety of programs that promote success, prevent harm, and enrich lives.
We provide a continuum of high impact programs for young people and their families that prevent harm, promote success and enrich lives. We share our successful approaches with other organizations to accelerate positive impact broadly, and beyond our YMCA.
Some of Acclerator programs include:
Get Engaged and PugetSoundOff programs equip the next generation of civic participants for employment through the development of media and media literacy skills, access to the newest digital technology, a youth art gallery and a thriving online blogging community. Participants have the opportunity to serve on city boards and commissions to further strengthen their voices and impact the community issues that matter most to them.
The Alive & Free Program: empowering youth and young adults to prevent and recover from violence and pursue their true potential
Family Services Mental Health: offering services that are strengths-based, individualized, client-driven, culturally-competent and community-based. Family Services Mental Health's vision is to support the well-being of families and communities, while developing spirit, mind and body.
Young Adult Services: providing opportunities and education, employment and housing resources for young people to set their own goals as they move from foster care or homelessness.