Each spring the YMCA of Metro hosts a celebration to honor the work that the Y does for the cities and towns in its service area.
The YMCA recognizes an individual in the community each year as the recipient of the “Leonard Service Volunteer Award.” This award is given to a Y volunteer who exemplifies the character of former Y board member & volunteer Ethel Leonard, including commitment to making the Y a more valuable asset to the community. Also celebrated, is the “Community Partner Award” which recognizes a community partner that has helped the Y advance our mission and focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
In addition to the awards to the Volunteer and Community awards, the YMCA distributes their “Y Champion” Scholarship awards. Every year the YMCA of Metro North supports students in their quest to extend their education with college. Students who work for the YMCA or who are members of the Y and living in the YMCA of Metro North service area are eligible to apply.
The YMCA of Metro North serves the communities of Lynn, Peabody, Melrose, Saugus, Stoneham, Lynnfield, Revere and Nahant. Each year over 60,000 individuals partake in YMCA programs focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.