Y Safe Places is just one of the programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Flint. Y Safe Places mission is to make certain that out of school time is filled constructively, while taking advantage of all that The Y has to offer.
The YMCA believes that building strong youth and strong families, builds strong communities. The YMCA brings the community together by providing programs that promote healthy bodies, spirits, and minds.
Y Safe Places is a program where children literally have a “safe place” to go after school and during the summer. The program is open to youth in grades K-12, has 6 locations within Flint and Genesee County, and is open all year on a drop-in basis.
The Hagerman Foundation spent an afternoon with the kids at Y Safe Places. “You could see the staff loved their job, played games with the kids and took time to know each of them,” said Christina Mitchell of The Hagerman Foundation. “We showed up and became a part of their team. They gave us T-shirts, name tags, and we went right to work helping the kids with their rooftop garden, parachute play and soccer in the park.”
The Hagerman Foundation is proud to support Y Safe Places and their staff doing the work each day to provide a safe place to land for many of our youth here in Flint and Genesee County.