Project 505

Project 505 exists to address the need for teen programming in our community, to give teens an alternative rather than being on the streets. We inspire and develop teens into maturity and motivate them to give back to their community.

A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong

Project 505 exists to address the need for teen programming in our community, to give teens an alternative rather than being on the streets. We inspire and develop teens into maturity and motivate them to give back to their community.

Purpose

Purpose

Every teen involved in Project 505 is required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of community service per month.

Mentorship

Mentorship

Each student is provided with the opportunity to be mentored and led by a volunteer or staff member of the YMCA community. Click here to learn more about becoming a mentor.

Through Project 505, we are giving 505 memberships to teenagers in the Rockford region.

In order to fund these memberships and extended hours, we need to raise $172,000 above our normal campaign dollars. Help us reach our goal and invest into the lives of the youth of our community!

Support Project 505

Apply for a membership through Project 505.

Requirements: 
  • Between the ages of 13-19 in the Rockford Region (Must show proof of age)
  • Commit to volunteer 4 hours a month with the YMCA or another approved organization
  • Attend a Project 505 Teen & Parent Orientation