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Announcing a new partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and the YMCA of San Francisco

Sharmaine Sun News April 1, 2024

San Francisco, CAApril 1, 2024 – The YMCA of San Francisco and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area (BBBSBA) have teamed up to offer wellness opportunities for mentor pairs during their outings. BBBSBA Matches can visit any YMCA branch in San Francisco and explore a range of activities including swimming, basketball, Zumba, yoga, not to mention some YMCA community programs throughout San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco counties.  

Who: Mentor Pairs during Match outings.  

What: Access to YMCA facilities. 

When: Beginning in April.  

Where: Across the YMCA of San Francisco Association which includes Marin and San Mateo counties.  

“As two historic organizations in the Bay Area with a special focus and impact on the lives of youths, this partnership is indispensable in reaching our values to bring the youth of the Bay back into programs that support healthier and more sustainable future.”- Jamie Bruning-Miles President and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco.  

“Together with the YMCA, we recognize the urgent need for accessible health and wellness opportunities for Bay Area youth. With this partnership, we strengthen our commitment to bridging the wellness gap and ensuring that every ‘Little’ in our program has the opportunity to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.” — Lillian Samuel, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area 

Learn more about our locations and schedules on our website www.ymcasf.org. This partnership expands on ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all youth in the Bay Area. This collaboration marks another stride towards ensuring our Bay Area youth finds support at any one of our doors. Join us in celebrating this incredible partnership. 

To contact someone to learn more please contact membership@ymcasf.org.

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About YMCA of San Francisco 

The YMCA of San Francisco makes provides opportunities and support that empower people and communities to learn, grow and become healthy.  With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of all community members, improves the San Francisco Bay Area’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. At the YMCA of San Francisco, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to improve their lives and their community.  For more information, visit http://www.ymcasf.org/  

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About Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bay Area 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is the leading mentoring organization dedicated to creating positive, enduring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth across all nine greater Bay Area counties. For over 70 years, the organization has connected caring adults with children facing adversity, providing them with the support and guidance needed to overcome challenges and thrive. Through impactful one-to-one relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area empowers young individuals to achieve their full potential and create a better future for themselves and their community. For more information, visit www.bbbsba.org

Media Contact:
Danielle Jones 
dtjones@ymcasf.org 
Sharmaine Sun 
ssun@bbbsba.org  

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