We continue to build our relationship with Knox College through hosting student volunteers in our After School Programs. There are over 30 Knox student volunteers who help our programs thrive and help us meet our overall goal of providing a wonderful before and after school experience for our participants. This partnership is mutually beneficial for the Knox County YMCA and for Knox College; our Before and After School Program participants gain role models in the form of college students they can look up to, while Knox students gain an impactful experience working with children, and get to do meaningful service in their community. Volunteers help the kids with homework, play alongside them during free time, and assist the YMCA instructors by creating new, fun programming ideas.
A young boy’s dreams were shattered upon finding out he did not make Churchill Jr. High’s Basketball team one winter. He had always dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player one day. With the help of a stranger’s kind and generous heart, he was able to play the sport he loves on a different team- through the Knox County YMCA’s Youth Basketball League. Together we can help other kids and families in our area reach their dreams. Together we can build a better us.
When you donate to the Knox County YMCA, you make the community better through programs focused on:
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development - all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
We help people and families build and maintain healthy habits for spirit, mind and body in their everyday lives. By helping kids, adults, families and seniors from all walks of life improve their health and well-being, we build a stronger community.
With our doors open to all, we bring together people from all backgrounds, and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and inspire a spirit of service in return. Our members, volunteers, supporters and staff demonstrate the power of what we can achieve by giving back together.
How You Can Help
|$60||One child will be safe at our Before and After School Program.|
|$120||Two children can gain new skills and confidence during a session of swim lessons.|
|$240||Four youth can develop life skills on and off the court in youth basketball.|
|$670||A single dad joins the Y and visits weekly with his children.|
|$1,500*||Six at-risk Knox County youth can join the Y.|
|$2,000*||A grandmother raising her daughter’s child can receive eight weeks of subsidized childcare at our licensed child care facility.|
|$2,500*||Four families can spend time together getting healthier at the Y.|
|$5,000*||Five children can be safe and cared for at the Y’s Summer Adventure’s Program.|
|$800||Lobby/Wellness Center||Digital Signage Ad|
|$1,500||Wellness Center||3' x 5' Banner|
|$1,800||Lobby/Wellness Center||Digital Signage Ad & 3' x 5' Banner|
|$2,000||Soccer Complex||4' x 8' Sign|
Please contact Kelly Corbin, Chief Operating Director, at 309-344-1324 with questions regarding making a tax deductible gift to the Y.