Last year, more than 1,457 (unduplicated) youth took part in supervised and safe, off-the-streets programs. The programs are designed to nurture academic improvement, enhance physical skills and discipline, teach social skills through organized clubs, and explore employment and career choices and training.

Thanksgiving 2013: 1,000 baskets of food were delivered to families during the holidays, with the help of the New Orleans Saints players, who provided support for the program.

Please donate to the Dryades YMCA; your generosity goes a long way to helping the families of our community. You may also support this effort by giving to the United Way.