Connecticut & Rhode Islands Ys strive to help young people develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
We help everyone improve their well-being, and we create strong, vibrant communities for all. Our legislative priorities support investments in programs that are open to people of all generations, backgrounds and perspectives, and expand access to the resources, opportunities and relationships that everyone needs to thrive.
The Rhode Island Alliance of YMCAs advocates for public policy initiatives that promote Youth Development, Health Living, and Social Responsibility.
Please view the issues briefs or public testimony, under each category, to learn more about our legislative priorities.
- Advocate for appropriate funding levels and policies for state supported Y programs, specifically the Rhode Island CCAP program.
- Support the creation of a licensing process for Rhode Island camps to enhance child safety and allow children to attend summer camp accessing the CCAP program.