Our

Cause

The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

We believe that lasting personal & social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

By offering affordable childcare to low and middle-income families, by developing anti-smoking, drug prevention and coping skills development programs for at-risk youth, by helping adults and youth to read and write, by providing homeless and low-income individuals and families a dignified place to live and through so many other program that promote healthy spirit, mind and body, we are strengthening our community.

 

Our

Focus

To Nurture the Potential of Every Child and Teen
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

To Improve the Nation’s Health and Well-being
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.

To Give Back and Provide Support to Our Neighbors
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for 160 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

Our

Commitment

In today’s uncertain times, one thing remains sure: The Y is, and always will be, there to help. Few organizations possess the scale and scope to meet the growing needs of individuals and families who increasingly look to nonprofits to help them when faced with life’s challenges. The Y is the exception.

When you give to the Y, you strengthen community. Our staff and volunteers are kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors and local leaders who are all personally committed to understanding what our neighborhoods need. Together, we use our knowledge to develop strong more inclusive communities, provide support for people and families who need it most, and promote positive change overall.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood

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The Y. For a better us.

Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA is to build a healthy spirit, mind and body, in children and adults, through programs that foster caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

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