Welcome to the
Jackie Robinson FAMILY YMCA
more than ever, youth need a helping hand and the assurance that
someone cares. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y.
With a focus on youth development, healthy
living, and social responsibility, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA serves an
ethnically diverse community of over a quarter of a million people in
Southeastern San Diego. Every day we extend our reach to people of all ages
with a variety of needs and interests.
Our staff and volunteers are committed to making a real difference in the lives of those we serve, working together to offer a foundation to our community. When you get involved with the Y, you’ll become a part of a community committed to help you learn new things and make new friends at any stage of your life.
Our programs emphasize the importance of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility, to fulfill our mission of helping people realize their fullest potential through the development of spirit, mind, and body. We do that by encouraging good health and fostering connections with new and old friends through sports, fun and shared interest.
Thank you for choosing to be part of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.
Namesake Memorial to Jackie Robinson
In 1971, the Southeast YMCA, with input from the community, was renamed “The Jackie Robinson Memorial YMCA Branch". The rededication was attended by Dave Robinson, son of Jackie Robinson, and Buzzi Bavisi, who had managed Jackie when he was with the Dodgers. The official name of the facility today is The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.
As the namesake memorial to Jackie Robinson, we have a responsibility to continue his legacy of breaking all barriers through the values of courage, persistence, integrity, justice, teamwork, citizenship, determination, commitment, and excellence - the values that Jackie Robinson stood for and exemplified. We strive to model these values in all our pursuits and endeavors in our efforts to fulfill the mission of the YMCA.
Jackie Robinson coaching kids in basketball with Roy Campanella