To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Promise

The Y is a powerful association of people, dedicated to building a healthy, confident, connected and secure place for children, adults, and families in our community.

What We Do

Through our three areas of focus, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and help our neighbors in need.

THE Y CAUSE: The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

How We Do It (and Why We're Unique)

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. 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. .

Our Impact

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

Areas of focus

All that we do is categorized into one of three areas of focus - youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

For Youth Development

Nurturing 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.

For Healthy Living

Improving 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. 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.

For 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 policymakers, 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.

OUR VALUES: Our core values unite us as a movement with a common cause. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making. The four values of the Y: ·

Caring: Show a sincere concern for others ·

Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do ·

Respect: Follow the golden rule ·

Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and actions

POLICY OF NONDISCRIMINATION: It is the policy of the YMCA to make membership available to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances without discrimination.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES: There are six categories of membership in the association:

  1. Facility members: Those entitled to the use of the YMCA facilities as outlined in the YMCA program and facility guide, subject to Y charges and policies. These privileges include residents who pay membership dues as part of the nightly room rates and others entitled to use of YMCA facilities by association or branch policy.
  2. Program members: Those entitled to participate in specific YMCA programs only.
  3. Community members: Those who participate in YMCA programs or events without enrollment.
  4. Special designation members: Those upon whom membership is designated by the Volunteer Board and may include honorary membership or lifetime membership. The definition of these categories and respective privileges are the prerogative of the Volunteer Board.
  5. Supporting members: Those who further the goals of the YMCA by making a charitable contribution. This membership carries no facility privileges or access to program activities.
  6. Employee members and volunteer members: Subject to the policies and practices outlined in the human resource policy and volunteer policy. Volunteer members are subject to the policies & practices outlined in the association volunteer policy

MEMBER INPUT: We value suggestions for improving the YMCA. A mechanism for member comments is in place and email and phone contact information is made available to members for suggestions or concerns. The YMCA requires the measurement of member satisfaction and reports findings to the volunteer board.

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