YMCA’s Fresh Page Project Gives Communities the Chance to win $5,000 for a Local Improvement Project

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Every day is a new day for fresh ideas and the Y is looking for helpful, inspiring, creative and impactful ways to make local communities thrive through the YMCA’s Fresh Page Project.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that everyone has a role to play in improving the community.

The Y is looking for innovative community improvement ideas from around the country for the YMCA’s Fresh Page Project. From now until April 15, creative ideas on how to improve the community will be accepted at the Y’s Facebook page. Voting will take place from April 18-30. At the end of the voting period, a $5,000 grant to implement the project will be awarded to the winner of the submission receiving the most “likes.”

Entering is as easy as describing the idea you have that will strengthen your community. Simply:

1.    Visit the YMCA’s Fresh Page Project Facebook page.
2.    Give the idea a name.
3.    Describe the idea (150 words or less).
4.    Upload a photo or video to inspire others even more.
5.    Share the idea with others and encourage them to "like" it.
6.    Visit often to see how the idea is ranking and what other ideas have been submitted.

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that everyone has a role to play in improving the community. The Y works side-by-side with its neighbors to make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Encouraging more individuals to help make a difference, the Y is looking for ideas large and small that:

  •     Nurture the potential of children and teens. Proposed projects should build values and skills that help kids learn and make smarter life choices, such as a class that teaches kids how to address bullying; community-wide suggestion boxes (physical and digital) for kids to tell what's on their minds; or a sponsored teen club.
  •     Provide support and resources to improving the nation’s health and well-being. Projects in this area could include healthy cooking shop-alongs or a call for Saturday morning neighborhood walks.
  •     Positively impact the entire community and support those who need help most. Some examples include creating a career closet for clothes and conversation, or mentoring opportunities, books and materials for the neediest schools.

For a complete list of rules or to submit an entry, visit the YMCA’s Fresh Page Project at Facebook.com/ymca.

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net.

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Mamie Moore
YMCA of the USA
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