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.


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


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.

May is National Water Safety Month

Did you know May is National Water Safety Month? As America's most trusted swim instructor, the YMCA helps kids (and adults!) of all ages, abilities and backgrounds develop skills they need to become strong, confident swimmers. Learn more about the Y's Safety Around Water program and swim lesson options.


Latest News & Stories

  • Lucky to Live Hawai’i

    May 20, 2024

    In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, guest writer Kalei Marialuz Dowsett from the YMCA Honolulu shares her family's deep ties to Hawaiian culture and how it led to a career at the Y. Read more in our latest "Advancing Equity for All" blog post

  • Preparing for Water-Focused Family Vacations

    May 17, 2024

    Summer is right around the corner—and for many families, vacation is top of mind. Whether you’re planning beach outings, water sports or exploring lakes and rivers, our water safety experts share six tips will help you keep your family safe in and around the water.

  • 5 Reasons You Should Be a Y Camp Counselor This Summer

    April 24, 2024

    With the official first day of summer right around the corner, it’s time for many college students and young adults to think about summer employment. While a steady paycheck and schedule is nice, being a camp counselor has many other rewards too. Here are five reasons why being a Y day camp counselor is the best summer job you will ever have.

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.

Work at the Y

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  • Launch Your Career at Your Local Y

    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.