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Welcome to the Y

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities across the country. Every day, we help people connect to their purpose, potential and each other. Working locally, we focus on supporting young people, improving health and well–being and inspiring action in and across communities. Learn more about how you can get involved, donate and advocate in your community.

Welcome to the Y

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening individuals and communities across the country. Every day, we help people connect to their purpose, potential and each other. Working locally, we focus on supporting young people, improving health and well–being and inspiring action in and across communities. Learn more about how you can get involved, donate and advocate in your community.

Welcome to the 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.

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    Youth Development

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

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    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.

     

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    Social Responsibility

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

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Accurate Information, Equitable Access

Covid-19 Vaccines

The Y is working to ensure that everyone has equitable access to accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines and to the vaccines themselves, especially Black and Brown communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the health and economic impacts of the virus.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Work at the Y

YMCA CAREERS

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