Since 1977, the Greater Marco Family YMCA has changed the lives of youth and families on Marco Island and surrounding communities. More than 12000 people benefit through Y programs annually-more than 3000 of which are youth and teens. Statistics show that participation in organized activities, such as programs at the YMCA, give children confidence, a greater sense of well-being, experience better health and are less involved in risky behaviors such as tobacco and drug use. The Greater Marco Family YMCA gives youth a safe supportive environment in value-based programs. Your support will continue the Y’s tradition of improving lives and expand services to even more youth and families. The funds we raise go to supporting the operation of the YMCA and assist those who cannot afford our fees. The YMCA is about building strong kids, strong families, strong communities. We need you to make a decision to support the children we serve through our annual support campaign.