Our Campaign

The Story Behind The Drive

End The Waitlist.Expand Opportunity.

We weave our stories, tied together by the fabric of community. For twenty years GYAC has helped shape the paths of countless families – and our dream is to continue encouraging, emboldening and empowering these faces of the future.

We work so every child who walks through our doors has a chance to graduate from high school and choose a life rooted in stability and joy. Help us continue weaving these dreams into reality by expanding past our wait list. More room means capacity to enroll more students, translating to greater impact through GYAC.

Why Now?

GYAC is bursting at the seams!
Enrollment is on the rise, and we are out of space. More families than ever before are asking for our help, but due to space limitations we must turn away over 60 children each year – not counting those who don’t bother signing up in light of a seemingly insurmountable waitlist. We estimate that there are over 125 families we simply cannot serve.

We must expand.

Can you imagine the possibilities? If past performance is a predictor of future success, GYAC has proven itself to be a sound investment.Just imagine how dramatically 325 children, supported annually through their formative years with love, care and compassion, could impact our community and our world.

In a world where dreams often unravel too early, GYAC has been a thread of strength within the community fabric. Our legacy of impact resonates in the victories of our children in school, summer and community. Grades and spirits rise, dreams are built and realized. Help continue to weave a support system that inspires self-sufficiency and success

"Everything that I have been able to do leads back to my parents and GYAC. It gave me my start, my base, and reinforced all these incredible values. "

Where Will The Money Go?

GYAC is adding eight multi-purpose learning rooms to eliminate our waiting list. $3.4 million will cover not only construction costs, but also includes three years of spendable funding to support expanded staffing, utilities and other operational expenses necessary – such as an estimated $100,000 to upgrade technology – for us to deliver our programming to every family who seeks our support.

But we can’t stop there. in addition to our usual funding, an additional $4 million in endowed funds will ensure this expansion and programming will be viable not only today, but for many years to come. Together we can transform GYAC into a sustainable community centerpiece, providing families with more than hope, but also the assurance that GYAC will remain a vital community resource for future generations. Just as GYAC helps people to be self-sufficient, this campaign will allow GYAC to be financially self-sustaining.

Dreamweaver Drive
Raised To Date 94.7%

We've Raised $7,007,883.79

"I am still as enthusiastic about motivating and inspiring students as I was the very first day that I started teaching in 1968. Knowing you are making a difference in the lives of students is the ultimate reward”

Why Should I Be A Dreamweaver?

GYAC is a vital part in the fabric of our community – but it takes many hands to help weave this vision into reality.

We’ve shown we have the capability and capacity to deliver on our promises. We are seeking partners who value the impact GYAC has had on our community and the difference their investment will create.

We want to walk side by side with those for whom the importance of supporting self-sustaining institutions resonates. Together, we will create a stronger, healthier GYAC – a cornerstone that will serve families forever. Be a part of our story.

I Want To Weave Dreams

Together we can transform GYAC into a sustainable community centerpiece, providing families with more than hope, but also the assurance GYAC will remain a vital community resource for future generations.