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.
To celebrate National Mentoring Month this January, we're highlighting the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago's innovative approach to helping young people cope with the trauma of violence through mentorship relationships with military veterans. Read the latest in our series "Advancing Equity for All."
Each year, we strive to transform lives and strengthen communities worldwide.
Across the U.S., our Ys reach millions of people in 10,000 communities.
We provide millions of pounds of groceries to families each month.
Our day and overnight camps empowered kids by building lifelong skills, confidence and friendships.
Ys reach millions of people across 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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.