Social Responsibility


Togetherhood is the Y’s member-led volunteer service program. It activates Y members to work together to plan and lead service projects that respond to local community needs.  Togetherhood creates social change and demonstrates that we’re a charity dedicated to strengthening community.

Click the map below to learn more about the impact of Togetherhood in South Carolina


The following two video highlights an ongoing Togetherhood project at the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta and the Summerville Family YMCA: Every Child Deserves A Place to Dream

The following video highlights Togetherhood a project in action in Greenville, SC thanks to the volunteers at YMCA of Greenville!


Download our Togetherhood State Fact Sheet

Learn more about Togetherhood by clicking here


Child Abuse Prevention

South Carolina Ys are committed to changing the culture, practices and behavior needed to prevent child sexual abuse. Working with our partner Praesidium, a nationally recognized leader in creating safe environments for kids, Y-USA is making enhanced Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) is making tools and resources available to Ys. Click here for an overview of how to strengthen your Ys capacity to best protect the children in your care through Praesidium’s Safety Equation.


Child Hunger

One out of five children in the US does not know where their next meal will come from.  Child hunger is a national crisis. Your YMCA can take part in this critical work through the Y’s Year-Round Food Program, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that is underwritten by the Walmart Foundation. Last year alone, Ys across the country provided 13 million healthy meals to over 390,000 children and teens in their communities. Taking action to combat child hunger in your community is a simple, three-step process. Please click here to learn how your YMCA can get involved!