The YMCA of Greater Dayton encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role in making Dayton a safer place for children. When adults know how abuse happens, see the warning signs, and respond quickly to prevent abuse, they foster a culture of child abuse prevention. 

The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. Led by the YMCA Guardians for Child Protection, the goal is to engage communities, improve internal operations, and advance policy and environmental change to protect youth from sexual abuse. Five Days of Action helps communities and parents/caregivers take it One Day at a Time and offers tips, tools, activities, and resources that are relevant to the current environment.