Helping you live Healthier and Stronger

The Dryades YMCA is holistically committed to providing the tools necessary for adults, children and families to improve their quality of life.

A $10,000 gift will significantly impact this community by providing a scholarship to train a much needed medical professional and drastically improve an individual’s likelihood to be able to self sustain their family. Reducing poverty makes our community better for everyone.

A gift of $5,000 will transform an individual from a minimum wage worker into a Medical Assistant whose average starting salary is $13.50 per hour.

A gift of $3000 will ensure that 12 young people in our annual Youth and Government program will gain skills and become knowledgeable of our democratic process which will make them better citizens and our community and America stronger. Children engaged in safe, structured educational activities are less likely to be perpetrators or victims of crime.

A gift of $1,500 will provide a safe haven and academic assistance for a child for one school year in our After School Academic Assistance Program for just $125 per month. Communities everywhere are negatively impacted by rising health care costs and reduced productivity caused by the skyrocketing obesity epidemic.

A gift of $1,000, just $83.33 per month, will allow two children to be physically active for six weeks in our Summer Enrichment Camp. Children can develop a lifelong desire to learn when they are exposed to quality, structured learning at an early age.

No gift is too small and all are appreciated and needed. The Dryades YMCA is designated as 501 (c) 3 and all contributions are tax deductible.

You may send your contribution to:

The Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113.
A gift of $600, just $50.00 per month, will place a child on a path of lifelong learning in our Early Childhood Development Center. Exposing youth to successful mentors who came from the same backgrounds will show them that with hard work and direction, they can be successful too.

A gift of $250, just $20.83 per month, will allow a teen to attend three weeks of our Black Achievers Career Exploration Workshops. Improving academic performance directly impacts the potential educational opportunities for children. Better educational opportunities lead to better employment opportunities.

A gift of $100 will provide after school supplemental education books and supplies for a student for one semester. Youth become engaged, committed community participants and well rounded adults when they learn the principals of teamwork, cooperation and leadership.

A gift of $75 will permit a child to participate in a season of Youth Sports. Teaching children good personal hygiene habits will benefit them for their lifetime.

A gift of $25 provides the personal supplies for a child in our Early Childhood Development Center for one month.

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When you give a gift to the Y, you partner with us to improve the health of individuals and the communities in which we live and work.