YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEFINITION
Activities and organizations that work to build strong kids, families, and communities.
“So we can talk all we want here in Washington about issues like education and health care and crime; we can build good schools; we can put money into creating good jobs; we can do everything we can to keep our streets safe — but government can’t keep our kids from looking for trouble on those streets. Government can’t force a kid to pick up a book or make sure that the homework gets done. Government can’t be there day in, day out, to provide discipline and guidance and the love that it takes to raise a child. That’s our job as fathers, as mothers, as guardians for our children.”
— President Barack Obama, June 21, 2010
The Tracy family is blessed with a huge support system of family members. Robert and Dorothy Tracy are first generation (1G). They have twelve children whom are all married. The second generation (2Gs) is comprised of 24 family members. With marriages and births, the third generation (3Gs) and fourth generation (4Gs) continue to grow! We as a family and a Foundation believe in the strength and importance of a strong family unit.
The YMCA organization is one example of an organization that the Foundation has worked closely with over the years. We welcome and encourage grant applications from any organizations that support the positive development of youth and families.