DEFY to award memberships to Hancock County 6th graders

Mission Accomplished

We wrapped up our Annual Campaign this past December. As part of the mission of this campaign, our goal was to raising enough money so that each eligible 6th grader in Hancock County would be able to receive a free membership to utilize any of the Down East Family branches and programs.

In 2021, our YMCA raised over $154,000 to support this initiative. As an organization the Y believes that youth development is one of the three key areas of focus along with healthy living and social responsibility.

Beginning on February 1st, 2022, eligible 6th graders can come into the YMCA and fill out an application to begin their free yearly membership.

“We have always felt that this initiative would be a great way to give back to the community we love” said CEO Peter Farragher.

For more information about this exciting community program contact [email protected].