Our Focus


Our Goal

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 bring men, women and children – just like you – together, and our shared commitment to our communities ensures the opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive that we create for all, are ones that endure.

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At the Y, we focus our energy and opportunities around the three areas of focus:

For Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

Child Care – We provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.

Education & Leadership – We offer knowledge, character development, guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential.

Swim, Sports & Play – We offer positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.

Camp – YMCA camps are exciting, safe communities for young people to explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories.

Healthy Living

Improving the nation’s health and well-being

Family Time – We bring families together to have fun and grow together.

Health, Well-Being & Fitness – We provide resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity, health and wellness.

Sports & Recreation – We offer healthy lifestyle activities that bring people together with shared athletic and recreational interests.

Group Interest – We offer social networks and activities that bring together people who share common passions and personal interests.

For Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Social Services – We offer training, resources and support to empower our neighbors to make change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles.

Global Services – We offer support systems that welcome, celebrate, educate and connect diverse demographic populations in the U.S. and around the world.

Volunteerism & Giving – We offer opportunities to make voluntary contributions that fund, lead and support the Y’s critical work.

Advocacy – We collaborate with policy makers, community leaders and private and public organizations to develop youth, prevent chronic disease, build healthier communities, and encourage social responsibility.