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.

Healthy Kids Day®: April 20, 2024


Join YMCA locations across the country for a day of laughter, activity and fun, all free and open to the public! Learn more about Healthy Kids Day and find the event closest to you.

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.

Latest News & Stories

  • YMCA Locations Across the Country Set Kids Up for Summer Success at Healthy Kids Day

    April 16, 2024

    On Saturday, April 20, YMCA locations across the country will be taking part in the Y’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s nationwide initiative to help build strong, healthy communities. 

  • A Continuing Challenge: Workforce Gender Equity Begins with Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

    March 21, 2024

    YMCA of USA president and CEO Suzanne McCormick writes about the intrinsic connection between workforce gender equity and access to affordable child care, and the continuing challenge it presents for women and families across our country. 

  • Four Major Nonprofits Team Up to Foster Connection and Camaraderie Across the Country

    February 23, 2024

    Catholic Charities USA, Habitat for Humanity International, Interfaith America and YMCA of the USA officially launch the Team Up Project, a collective commitment to bridge building.

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.