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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. 

Group of children engaged in a hug while smiling outdoors at Day Camp

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.

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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.

The Change We Want to See

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  • "The Change We Want to See"

    Kevin Washington, YMCA of the USA’s first Black President and CEO (2015-2021), and emerging leaders of color at Ys in Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston where Kevin built his Y career, reflect on his groundbreaking legacy and share their hopes for the future.

    Throughout Black History Month, we'll release 11 videos in this series. 

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"Always There for Families: Child Care During the Pandemic"

Advancing Equity for All

As the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of child care, the Y has responded to the pandemic by filling community gaps so children won’t fall behind in their academic, social-emotional and physical development.  

Read about the important lessons that have allowed Ys to adapt nimbly to the changing needs of our communities as we work towards recovery together in the latest from our blog series, "Advancing Equity for All."

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.