Impact 505

Impact 505 is an initiative to activate teens, provide belonging and mentorship, and encourage the discovery of purpose. Impact 505 members earn service-based memberships to the YMCA.

Why Impact 505?

The Goal of Impact 505 is for teens to play an active role in impacting the community and for community members to offer guidance and support that impacts the lives of our youth. 

505 represents:
5 core values of caring, honesty, respect, responbility and faith
0 youth left out
5 pillars of success

5 Pillars

Youth Willing to Serve

Youth Willing to Serve

At the core of this initiative is activating teens to be socially responsible. We are looking for youth who want to be a part of a movement of giving back. Teens will volunteer a minimum of four hours each month.

Teens Impacting Community

Teens Impacting Community

Youth have the opportunity to connect with the community by offering service that truly impacts those around them.

Community Impacting Teens

Community Impacting Teens

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.

Build Relationships

Build Relationships

Youth will have an opportunity to meet new people through programs, services and events. Whether they are hanging out with friends at the teen center or getting guidance from a role model, youth will build positive relationships.

Positive Self Identity

Positive Self Identity

A good indicator of future success starts with a positive self identity. Those who believe they will do well usually do. The Y provides a safe environment to encourage youth to build a positive self identity. In doing so, youth will also create positive goals for their future. 

Impact 505 Application

Impact 505 Membership 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 (click "Volunteer Log" button below to download and print the file to input monthly hours)
* Attend an Impact 505 Teen & Parent Orientation

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at impact505@rockriverymca.org.

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