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Valley of the Sun YMCA Community Initiatives

  • Valley of the Sun YMCA Community Initiatives
  • 350 N 1st Ave
  • Phoenix, AZ 85033
  • (602) 257-5120
  • Tracee Spire
  • Director of Case Management
  • 602-688-5325

Program Description

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. It is through our pillar of social responsibility that we are developing programs to create positive change within our YMCA communities. We are investing in providing unique services for families looking for leadership development, nutrition, workforce and education opportunities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%