What we do

The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

There is no other nonprofit quite like the YMCA. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

  • The YMCA is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
  • The YMCA brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • The YMCA nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • The YMCA has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Our Impact

The YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.


2018 YMCA Community Benefit Report

A Few Statistics:

Did you know that in 2018 (our most recent data) we…

  • Provided free, or at minimal cost, adapted physical education programs to over 393 mentally or physically disabled members of our community who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in activities.

  • Provided 601 weeks of summer camp for at-risk children.

  • Served 10,000 meals to low-income youth. 

  • Served 382 children in our before and after-school programs located in four communities.

  • Provided 3,701 youth and family scholarship memberships.

  • Engaged over 16,300 youth in enriching Y programs such as swimming lessons, art classes and youth sports.

  • Helped individuals in our community find meaningful ways to give back with 19,094 volunteer hours served.

  • Put almost  half a million dollars back into our local community.