Community Benefit

The Y Impact

At the Y, our goal is to serve the community while also creating community. The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs for more than 160 years.

For Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

For 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.

For Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

 

Our Y Stories

Marcus’s Story Providing Character Development. Despite being born with spina bifidia, Marcus is thriving on the soccer field.

Marian’s Story “If you have a pulse you have a purpose.” Marian, who recently turned 80 didn’t always think that, but now it’s her favorite saying.

Olivia’s Story Providing Access For All. Olivia was a teenager living on her own, working two jobs to make ends meet, while taking classes at the community college.

Our Impact

By the Numbers

  • People were served through membership and programs in our YMCAs
  • Learned cooperation, new skills and teamwork through youth sports
  • Engaged in tutoring, healthy movement and STEM activities in38 after school sites across six ISDs in our community
  • Prepared for kindergarten in three licensed early learning centers
  • Youth made friends, developed decision making skills and cooperation through overnight camp
  • Improved strokes, competed in swim team and learned water safety skills through Y aquatics programs
  • Reached through the mobile Safety Around Water program
  • Seniors engaged in healthy activities
  • High school and junior high students learned the mechanics of government, participated in experiential civic engagement and practiced democracy through Youth & Government
  • Learned new skills and unplugged from technology at summer day camp
  • Youth engaged in environmental education through outdoor science classes during year-round Outdoor Education programs at YMCA Camp Carter
  • Children from birth to 5 years participated in Play & Learn, a program encouraging meaningful parent/child activities