In its advocacy role, the Alliance initiates, promotes, and sponsors programs enabling YMCAs to provide youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs to their communities.  We diligently monitor legislative and regulatory issues, as well as educate and advocate to policymakers concerning community services YMCAs provide.  The Alliance has been involved in several key issues at the state level directly impacting YMCAs.  The Alliance worked with legislators and interested parties on concussion prevention, swimming pool inspection, and early childhood and school age legislation to ensure YMCAs were protected and supported.

We are YMCAs’ statewide voice.  With that responsibility, and in our work, we strive to uphold the four core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The Alliance remains flexible enough to address matters when warranted. If you are interested in partnering with the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs on advocacy efforts promoting Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, please contact us.

Priority 1 - Water Safety (Healthy Living)

Priority 2 - Diabetes Prevention (Healthy Living)

Priority 3 - Early Childhood Care (Youth Development)

Priority 4 - Out-of-School Time Learning (Youth Development)

Priority 5 - Civic Engagement (Social Responsibility)