Annual Campaign


Every day, the YMCA of Metro North gives our communities the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. From healthy living to exercise, teen leadership to volunteerism, swim lessons to gymnastics classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhoods and the people who live here.

But keeping our neighborhoods great is a full-time job. Every day, our communities face new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. The Annual Fund provides financial assistance to our community members most in need. It ensures that the Y can be there for those who need us most, when they need us most, regardless of their ability to pay. Every dollar raised can help change the course of someone’s life.


Generosity breeds opportunity. Together, we can build a better us.

Impact Stories

The impact of the YMCA of Metro North is seen every day in the faces of our members, volunteers, program participants and staff. From their stories we invite you to learn more about our cause. Through the support of our community, the Y works to empower every child, adult and family to be healthy, confident and connected, regardless of age, income or background.

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Y Champion Scholarship

Each Spring the YMCA of Metro North awards high school seniors, vocational training students, and/or current college students from our service area the annual Y Champion Scholarship for their personal work strengthening their community and displaying the YMCA values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.  Any student who is a YMCA of Metro North member, employee, or lives or attends school in our service area is eligible to apply.

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Signature Events

The YMCA of Metro North hosts several special events each year to raise money for our Annual Campaign scholarship fund.  The Y is able to support the communities we serve with the help of generous participants and sponsors who support these fundraising events.

Road Race Series– The annual YMCA of Metro North Road Race Series brings together seven different communities to run for a cause. Four unique races are featured across our communities to motivate, inspire and promote the YMCA’s mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Ready, set, run!

YMCA of Metro North Annual Meeting – Each spring donors, supporters, members and friends gather at our Annual Meeting to recognize achievements and honor key staff, volunteers and supporters that made the prior year special. Learn more about the Annual Meeting!

Fore the Kids Annual Charity Golf Tournament– The YMCA of Metro North hosts this prestigious event each June to benefit the Y’s youth programs at the exclusive Kernwood Country Golf Club in Salem, MA. Learn more about sponsoring or participating in the annual Golf Tournament.

Where in the World Celebration – Each September the YMCA of Metro North hosts hundreds of supporters, members and friends at our annual fundraising gala. Our 2020 event will be virtual and has been appropriately renamed, “Where in the World Did 2020 Go? A Fancy Hat and Pajama Pants Celebration”. Learn more about Where in the World!
Cause Driven Programs

The Y’s cause is to strengthen community. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

At the YMCA of Metro North we offer programs like LiveSTRONG for cancer survivors, Partnership Program for persons with disabilities, and Enhanced Fitness for active older adults, among others, to meet the needs of the diverse population we serve each day.

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