Dear Friend,

Working side by side with people just like you, the YMCA of Greater Boston ensures that everyone, regardless of race, age, income or ability, has the opportunity to live life to the fullest. With 160 years of experience, we use our knowledge to create stronger, more inclusive communities, provide support for individuals and families, and promote lasting, positive change

In 2010, we celebrated the re-opening of the Hyde Park Y after closing it to fully renovate and expand this centennial building. With lead gifts from State Street Corporation, Eileen and Jack Connors, and the McGrath Family, the Y invested over $8 million to make the building accessible and ready to meet the high demand for youth development services including after school programs and teen activities for this neighborhood

Our commitment to healthy living resulted in over 65,000 members being served through our 13 community Ys. Partnerships with hospitals and medical experts enabled the Y to help individuals battling diabetes, asthma, obesity and cancer with medically-based wellness programs

Keeping teens safe and engaged is a priority for the Y. Last summer, we employed 650 teens and for many it was their first paying jobs. For the fourth summer in a row, we made our Ys free for all teens providing extended hours, special programs, leadership training, college preparation classes and recreational activities as well as a host of other safe, fun activities to over 7,500 teens.

Inside are just a few stories of how your support has changed the life of a Y member. We are grateful for your commitment to our mission and our work; together we are strengthening the foundations of community.

John G. Conley Signature

John G. Conley

Kevin Washington

Chairman of the Board

President & CEO

Please click here to view an electronic version of the 2010 YMCA of Greater Boston Annual Report.