In the month of February, the Watertown Area YMCA conducted an online Community Needs Assessment to identify the most critical social needs within Watertown and surrounding areas.  We had great participation for the survey and are now looking to conduct informal community discussion groups to learn more as to what role, if any, the Y could play in helping to meet the identified needs. A few of the discussion topics that we hope to cover are: 
 
Adults:
  • Supporting adults in practicing positive healthy habits that include physical activity and healthy eating.
  • Availability of services aimed at engaging the entire family unit.
  • Presence of community spaces where adults can develop connections with others.
 
Youth:
  • Availability of non-athletic programs that support youth skills, creativity, and confidence.
  • Youth opportunities to build strong character.
  • Supporting youth in practicing positive healthy habits that include physical activity and healthy eating.
 
 

FAMILY FOCUS GROUPS

 
These discussions will last 60 minutes and will focus on issues specific to families in our community. There will be no attempt to sell you anything. We are simply interested in your opinions. We will be providing FREE childcare during the meeting and have a gift for you as a way to thank you for participating. Beverages and snacks will be served. 
 
Your views would be valuable in helping the Y better understand these topics, and we'd like to invite you to one of the discussions at the Watertown Area YMCA. Click below to register:
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY FOCUS GROUPS

 
These discussions will last 90 minutes and will focus on various community needs.  There will be no attempt to sell you anything. We are simply interested in your opinions. We will be providing FREE childcare during the meeting and have a gift for you as a way to thank you for participating. Beverages and snacks will be served. 
 
Your views would be valuable in helping the Y better understand these topics, and we'd like to invite you to one of the discussions at the Watertown Area YMCA. Click below to register: