The Y Spotlights Its Work Within Communities in First-Ever Nationwide Marketing Campaign

Campaign Aims to Focus on Work in Greenwood and Beyond

YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the Greenwood YMCA launched For a better us.™, a nationwide multimedia marketing campaign designed to educate consumers on the Y’s work as one of the most effective and enduring charitable organizations in the country. For a better us. is meant to change the perception of the Y and raise awareness of the work it does in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility to address pressing social issues in more than 10,000 communities around the country.

The campaign launches with two powerful television commercials, Places and Idle Hands, each depicting a different problem America faces today. Places highlights people who lack the opportunities and resources they need to thrive while Idle Hands explores the ways kids may fill their time when left unsupervised or unchallenged, without constructive activities. Both spots close by highlighting the Y’s work on the ground, helping to serve communities by providing healthy living and prevention programs, college and career readiness programs, safe spaces and mentorship and volunteerism opportunities. The commercials will air on multiple national networks including MSNBC, CBS and TBS. You can also view the spots on (

“This bold campaign underscores the importance of the life-changing work performed by Y staff and volunteers around the country,” said Kevin Washington, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA. “On a daily basis they drive the positive change and outcomes that strengthen our communities and the people who call them home.”

“The Y works to ensure all individuals have the support they need to achieve their full potential,” said Gray Stallworth, Greenwood Family YMCA CEO. “We work here in Greenwood to provide services addressing its most critical social issues such as youth obesity and the achievement gap.”

The For a better us. campaign is a multi-year, multi-faceted effort to engage more people with the Y and its mission. It will run through 2018.

For more see WE’RE HELPING YOUR NEIGHBORS: Our Community Health Page and OUR ONLINE GIVING PAGE.

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The Greenwood YMCA Youth Baseball program is designed to be a developmental league for the youngest players. We teach kids ages 4 – 9 the necessary skills they need to master before moving on to play travel baseball or softball.

Our youngest players learn to hit from a T in T-ball. They learn to field and catch with the help of our talented coaches.

Our YMCA T-ball and baseball programs meet the athlete where he or she is and builds their skills from there. Whether their first season is at age 4 or age 9, YMCA coaches will help them get in the game and enjoy their experience.

Playing organized sports is one of The Search Institute’s “Developmental Assets,” which are predictors for developing into a well-adjusted teen and adult.

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The summer day camp program is a 10-week long adventure! Field trips, and plenty of great outdoor adventure are lined up!

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