The Y

OUR MISSION

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

OUR POSITION

The Y is a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

OUR CAUSE

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That's why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that enpower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y 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.

Youth Development- Nurturing the potential of every child and teen
We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Healthy Living- Improving the nation's health and well-being
In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.

Social Responsibility- Giving back and providing support to our neighbors
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities' most critical social needs for 165 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people and the communities in which they live, to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

OUR VALUES

Our core values unite us. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making.

The four values of the Y:

  • Caring: Show a sincere concern for others
  • Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do
  • Respect: Follow the golden rule
  • Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and actions