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YMCA Facts

  • Who We Are
    The Y in the nation's leading non-profit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  • Our Cause
    We are a powerful association 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 and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Everyday, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • Our Mission
    To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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  • What We Do
    The Y make accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
  • How We Do It
    There is no other non-profit quite like the Y. That's because in 10,000 neighborhoods, across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. *The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we've been listening and responding to our communities. *The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. *The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. *The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
  • Our Impact
    The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Everyday our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
  • Youth Development
    NURTURING THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY CHILD 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.
  • Healthy Living
    IMPROVING THE NATIONS 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. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
  • Social Responsibility
    GIVING BACK AND PROVIDING 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 policy makers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people in the U.S. and around the world to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

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