Invest in Youth

Invest in Youth is the Champaign Family YMCA's financial assistance program that provides membership assistance to youth and families in our community who demonstrate financial need. Our goal is to not turn away any youth or family for their inability to pay, and to provide a safe place where they are supervised by positive role models. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we were able to provide scholarships to over 300 children and families in 2016.

Each year the Y holds a silent auction to raise funds for our Invest in Youth scholarship program. Every dollar raised by this event goes directly toward membership assistance for Champaign County families in need. The auction is typically held in Novermber to provide an opportunity for our supporters to bid on items for holiday gift giving. We invite local businesses and individuals to donate items to the auction - typically gift certificates or baskets, tickets to sporting events, toys, bicycles, handmade items, and much more - to help us continue with our mission of developing strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

This year's Invest in Youth Silent Auction will take place Nov 4th - 19th in the Y Main Lobby. For more information, click here. To print an auction Donation Form, click here.