Areas of Focus

At the Y, we’ve always known that positive change only comes about when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All of our programs and community initiatives fall into one or more of the following focus areas:

Youth Development

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At they Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing engaging adults tomorrow.

Healthy Living

Being healthy is about more than just exercising your body. It’s about balancing physical fitness with an equally strong mind and spirit. At the Y, we offer the people, programs and facilities that let everyone pursue this balance. Whether you’re reconnecting with family members during Y Family Night, learning how to combat Type II Diabetes in the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, discovering new skills in a class or sports league, or simply burning off a few pesky calories in pilates, the Y is a place where you can make yourself healthier every day—and in every respect.

Social Responsibility

As one of the nation’s leading non-profits, the Y takes improving the well-being of community members to heart, offering membership to individuals regardless of age, income, or background. We are committed to helping people achieve their full potential by offering a balance of spirit, mind, and body programming. We offer scholarships, mentorships, and opportunities to give back.