Y's Zoe for President Effort Helps Get Parents to the Polls

The YMCA is launching a nationwide Zoe's Kids Day Out Initiative on Election Day. The YMCA of Rock River Valley is excited to offer kids a safe place to play on Election Day, making it easier for busy parents and caregivers to get to the polls on Tuesday, November 8. Acknowledging taking kids to the polls may add stress for busy parents and caregivers, the Y is committed to doing its part to make sure all Americans can vote.

As the largest nonprofit provider of child care in the United States, the Y helps nurture our nation’s children and encourage them to learn and grow. Supporting parents and caregivers is a crucial component of nurturing children. Zoe’s Kids Day Out initiative is yet another way the Y is aiming to lend a hand, the same way it has been helping communities across the country for over 160 years.

Zoe’s Kids Day Out is an extension of Zoe for President, an initiative to elect a one-year-old girl as our nation’s Commander in Chief...in 2064. The campaign highlights the potential the Y sees in all kids to grow up and change the world if they’re nurtured properly and supported along the way. Through Y programs like academic enrichment, mentorship, college readiness, job training and more, kids have the opportunity to grow, to succeed, and one day, maybe even become president.

Zoe’s Kids Day Out initiative is part of Zoe’s larger campaign to “Rattle the Vote,” and encourage voter participation. Another component of “Rattle the Vote” is a customizable social media video generator available November 1. The video generator will give users an opportunity to create “Get Out The Vote” video messages from Zoe on ZoeForPresident.net that they can share with their friends and family on social media channels.

Zoe's Kids Day Out will be available on November 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the I.D. Pennock and Northeast Family YMCA. Parents can utilize up to two hours for Free. Pre-registration is necessary and space is limited.

To register, click here.