Duneland Family YMCA

Most people know the Y as a place for “gym and swim,” and fostering healthy living is a core part of the Y’s mission. But the Y does much more than that in the community and for the community. Y does not just strengthen bodies; the Y strengthens the Duneland community.

Dental Arts Group partners with the Duneland Family YMCA due to Dr. Uzelac’s sincere belief in education and passion to invest in the lives of youth through programs and services uniquely designed to support healthy development in spirit, mind, and body.

Please join Dr. Uzelac as he focuses on strengthening the community. Your gift will help provide much-needed services to local youth, adults, and families, including:

  • Early learning for infants through toddlers at the Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning where they learn, grow, and thrive in a safe educational environment.
  • Before and after school childcare in a safe space with academic, nutritional, and social support.
  • Safety Around Water swim instruction for youth, ensuring a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.
  • Senior and vulnerable population outreach to ensure needs are being met.
  • Hosting American Red Cross blood drives to meet the most critical needs.
  • Fitness classes and healthy activities for all ages offered in-person and virtually.
  • Financial assistance provided to ensure everyone has access to the Y.

Dr. Uzelac’ s Philanthropic Focus:

Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning

The Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning is the Duneland Family YMCA’s Early Learning Preschool, providing a safe and educational environment for children 6 weeks to five years of age. The mission of the Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning is to passionately serve the Duneland Community to develop a stronger future and to provide children with access to high-quality childcare programs that help them develop school readiness skills. Programs provided by the Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning are state-licensed and Paths to Quality rated. The Y believes that every child has the potential to be successful and should have access to early learning and preschool programs. Together, we can ensure that thousands of children receive the resources they need to cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Thank you for being a part of the Y’s cause! Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work the Y does. Through donations to the Duneland Family YMCA, you make the Duneland Community better by making Y programs accessible to all who otherwise could not afford the cost of service. I believe that a donation to the Y is an investment in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility that will provide an immeasurable return on the lives it touches. Thank you for partnering with Dental Arts Group and the Duneland Family YMCA to increase the quality of care for young children in order to provide the best education for your child(ren).

About the Duneland Family YMCA

Every day since 1966, the Duneland Family YMCA gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive. The Y believes that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, no matter their background or income. The Y believes that when we unite, we can nurture the best in all of us. That is why our cause is strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a 501(c)(3), we work hard to ensure all are welcome at the YMCA and no one is turned away from their inability to pay.