WELCOME TO THE Y

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities across the country. At the Y, we’re here to help you find your “why” – your greater sense of purpose – by connecting you with opportunities to improve your health, support young people, make new friends and contribute to a stronger, more cohesive community for all. 

WELCOME TO THE Y

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities across the country. At the Y, we’re here to help you find your “why” – your greater sense of purpose – by connecting you with opportunities to improve your health, support young people, make new friends and contribute to a stronger, more cohesive community for all.

WELCOME TO THE Y

Find Your Y

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  • “The true self blooms only when we find our purpose.”

    Watch how people of all ages and all walks of life are finding their Y.

Our Programs

WHAT WE DO

Our programs and services are focused on our primary areas of impact that help people achieve their goals and strengthen communities. With our breadth of offerings, you can find the support you need and help your neighborhood thrive.

  • Youth Development

    We help young people to grow into healthy, thriving adults by offering supportive education and leadership programs, team sports and camps.

  • Healthy Living

    We support individual and community well–being. People of all ages, interests and skill levels can find the fitness classes, family activities and group interests they need to lead active, vibrant lives. The Y also collaborates with community leaders to bring healthy living within reach of all people.

     

  • Social Responsibility

    Through community programs, local outreach and global engagement, we provide support and inspire action in our communities.

Welcoming Week: One Newcomer's Story

Advancing Equity for All

Bedimar Munoz and her family left everything they had ever known behind when they immigrated from Venezuela to the U.S. They were grateful to find a community of belonging when they connected with the First Coast YMCA’s New American Welcome Center

Read Bedimar's story and learn more about Welcoming Week, taking place September 9-18. 

Nourishing our Communities

Watch more Y stories

  • Stories from the YMCAs Food Program

    YMCAs across the U.S. have been feeding kids and families for years with the help of partners like the Walmart Foundation. With hunger rates on the rise, they’ve found new ways to meet the increased demand.

    Catch a preview from four Ys that have found creative ways to feed the unique needs of the communities they serve and join us throughout Hunger Action Month (September) as we share their individual stories.

Our Impact

Each year, we strive to transform lives and strengthen communities worldwide.

  • 11 million community members served annually

    Across the U.S., our Ys reach millions of people in 10,000 communities.

  • 4 million pounds of groceries

    We provide millions of pounds of groceries to families each month.

  • 10,000 camp programs nationwide

    Our day and overnight camps empowered kids by building lifelong skills, confidence and friendships.

  • 2,650 Ys across the U.S.

    Ys reach millions of people across 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Who We Are

OUR STORY

We are committed to strengthening communities. Learn more about our mission, vision and the core values that guide us each and every day.

Work at the Y

YMCA CAREERS

Find your purpose and fuel your passion with a career at the Y.

Support the Y

When you support the Y – the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities – you give young people a chance at a better future, foster healthy lifestyles and help build vibrant communities right where you live.

Urgent Appeal: YMCA Ukraine

YMCA of the USA’s World Service Campaign is working in coordination with YMCA Ukraine, YMCA Europe and the World YMCA to help people and communities who are impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.  Please consider making a gift to provide emergency support to YMCA Ukraine.

A Safe Space for Children and Teens

The safety and well–being of the children and teens in our care always has been and always will be a top priority.