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Y and Partners Receive Stronger Together Award

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
June 9, 2023
Photo of Leo Prieto, Amy Jewell, Lisa Adams, Sabrah Parsons, Jessica Earnshaw, Steve Scraggs and Mark Hulet at the Nonprofit Connect Awards Luncheon

The Y received the Nonprofit Connect Stronger Together award for our partnership with GEHA, The Hunt Family Foundation/Kansas City Chiefs, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, KS Parks and Recreation, to prevent drowning through the Joe Delaney Learn to Swim Program. 

The award was presented at the 39th Annual Nonprofit Connect Awards Celebration on June 1, 2023.

The Joe Delaney Learn to Swim Program, presented by GEHA Health, provides swim lessons to hundreds of students in historically marginalized communities at no cost to families. In addition to the lessons, the program addresses equity and removes barriers to participation by providing free equipment, such as towels and swim suits. 

The Nonprofit Connect Awards Celebration honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to positive impact in Kansas City. Now in its 39th year, the Awards Celebration has honored over 300 nonprofit professionals and organizations and remains the oldest and largest celebration of nonprofit excellence in Kansas City.

The Stronger Together award is presented to a nonprofit organization and another entity (such as a business, foundation, government agency or nonprofit), that achieved greater results in service to the community through combined resources than one organization could have achieved on its own.

Watch Video: Joe Delaney Learn to Swim Program