2020-2021 Legislative Session Priorities (Our Impact) for the Wisconsin YMCAs - click HERE for pdf document.
YMCA Child Care Enrollment pdf here.


Wisconsin State Alliance of YMCAs


We serve over 567,300 people at 74 YMCA locations through Wisconsin. Over 214,000 children under the age of 18 are Y members. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


$7 million annual investment in the Department of Children and Families to help get WI’s workforce back in person. The YMCA’s in WI are the leading provider of childcare from ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age. As employers begin to invite employees back into the workplace, parents need the assurance that their children are being cared for in a safe way. The Ys in WI are trained and prepared to offer in person childcare but have the flexibility to move to virtual learning as they have done throughout the pandemic.

  • $3 million to support 6 weeks to 5 years of age Early Childhood Education
  • $3 million to support 4K to 12 years of age School Age Child Care
  • $1 million to support Incentive Pay for Essential Childcare Workers

Each year numbers continue to rise for seniors that develop complications and medical issues relating to falls. The Y’s in WI are positioned to expand evidence-based programming like Moving for Better Balance-a fall prevention program. A $1 million annual investment would increase access and programming efforts to seniors that have found themselves isolated, and limited in their activity throughout the pandemic.

A $2 million annual investment will help YMCA’s to continue and expand on virtual learning opportunities that can be shifted to in person when appropriate. Evidence shows that continued learning during the summer months not only help students retain their knowledge, but can help to jump start their learning for upcoming school years.


Contact: Foley & Lardner, LLP

Jason Childress: jchildress@foley.com, 608.217.6109

Joe Leibham: jleibham@foley.com, 608.258.4257

Alicia Schweitzer: jmalcore@foley.com, 608.257.5035


Contact: Wisconsin State Alliance of YMCAs

Jon Agnew: jagnew@wiymca.org, 610.322.4913



Click here  for PDF of last year's 2019-2020 legislative session priorities for Wisconsin YMCAs.