SOCIAL IMPACT CENTER
Opening June 2021
The Burbank Community YMCA Social Impact Center has an important role to play in helping all individuals find their true colors while molding our next generation of change-makers. We believe our communities are strongest when everyone feels safe, valued, supported and able to reach their full potential with dignity and love.
Imagine a community, 10 years from now, where Burbank becomes a force that is inclusive, economically-secure and a healthy safe space with equal opportunities for everyone to thrive and grow.
At the Burbank Community YMCA Social Impact Center, we will offer:
- A safe space for youth and families to hang and allow them a space to be themselves unapologetically.
- Workshops- Life Skills, Safe Sex Practices, Social Injustice, Knowing Your Rights, Equality and Equity, Foster Care and System Reform, Gender Identification & much more!
- 1-on-1s with Youth Advocates & Social Work Interns
- Homework Help
- Movie/Game Nights
- Referral Services- HIV testing, mental health counseling, homelessness prevention.
Life Skills workshops include: resume building, money management, job readiness & more!
Burbank's first and only LGBTQIA+ Resource Center
Designed for individuals of all ages with a focus primarily on middle school and high school youth. The Social Impact Center will provide a safe space for youth to learn life skills, attend workshops, and improve their mental health in a variety of programming. This will be a place that allows individuals of all ages a place to connect, build relationships, and make a change within the community. With partnerships already in place with our local school district, hospital, and library, this center will be a new accomplishment that will lead Burbank into a new, bold future.
The Social Impact Center has an important role to play in helping all individuals find their true colors. We can't do it alone. Please consider a charitable donation to help individuals reach their full potential with dignity and love.