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YMCA Advocacy Week

The Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs sponsors YMCA Advocacy Week! Every YMCA association is encouraged to plan and implement an event designed to highlight the positive impact the Y has in the community. The purpose of this special week is to help local Ys build and maintain positive relationships with local, county, state and federal elected officials.

Photos from 2014 Advocacy Week

Photos from 2015 Advocacy Week

Photos from 2016 Advocacy Week

Photos from 2017 Advocacy Week

The State Alliance has prepared a “Toolkit” for local Ys to use in preparing and implementing a successful Advocacy Week event. The Toolkit can be found below.

ADVOCACY WEEK TOOLKIT

Advocacy Week – Best Practices

Advocacy Week – Letter to CEOs

Advocacy Week – Sample Timeline

Advocacy Week – Sample Media Advisory

Advocacy Week – Press Release

Advocacy Week – Sample Itinerary #1

Advocacy Week – Sample Itinerary #2

Advocacy Week – Sample Itinerary #3

Advocacy Week – Sample Invite Letter

Advocacy Week – Sample Talking Points

Alliance Postcard – 2015 particpation