Annual Campaign – Albany

With your support, we’re building a stronger community one family, one child, one senior at a time.

Albany Goal ChartFrom providing safe, welcoming care to a child whose mom has lost her job, to providing help to a father who’s survived cancer, to providing fellowship to a senior whose spouse has passed, every day, our Y is making a real difference in your community.

At this moment, there are thousands of individuals depending on us. That’s why your support is critical. To keep helping those in need in Albany, we need your help.


From helping infants develop trust and security, to helping pre-schoolers learn about their world to helping school-age students build confidence, and a positive view of their self worth, we help children develop into caring young adults.

More than 3,017 families benefit from membership financial assistance. Of those 535 children receive assistance for school-age childcare.


Camp is all about having fun, and so much more. It’s about trying new things, making new friends, developing confidence, and learning new skills. Most of all, it’s about teaching children he value of caring about themselves and others.

3,566 children enjoyed the Y summer camp. Of those, 370 were able to attend because of financial assistance.

Teen Programs

Through programs like Youth & Government, we’re teaching students in middle and high school the value of making a positive difference in our community by working with out political system.

Our Black & Latino Achievers program is a leadership, career readiness, and college preparation program for youth. Caring mentors provide teens with exposure to diverse career options, and help them develop life skills needed to become successful in college and beyond.

Circle of Champs

This program offers help to families with a child who has a life-threatening illness. Much more that a host of fun programs and events we give families the chance to focus on fun, rather than the next doctor’s appointment.

Early Childcare

At the Capital District YMCA, we’re about nurturing each child’s development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Busy minds and bodies need the help of good nutrition. That’s why at Albany, we also provide daily healthy meals and snacks.

LEAP Program

Our Literacy Enrichment Program (LEAP) is conducted by certified teachers and teacher assistants who follow the Four-Blocks literary model, which integrates four language arts areas into reading instruction: guided reading, self-selected reading, writing and working with words.

This summer program is designed to help children improve their reading ability and their confidence in school.

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