Mission & History
Our Mission Statement
"To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all."
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Thatís because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
The Y is community centered. For more than 100 years, we've been listening and responding to our communities.
The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
The Y is the organization thatÖ
Saw to and met the practical and spiritual needs of young men flocking to London
during the Industrial Revolution.
Has served the military and military families in every U.S. conflict since the Civil War.
Inspired the formation of the U.S.O., Peace Corps and Fatherís Day.
Met immigrants coming off the boats at Ellis Island to offer services and support in
making a new life.
Began the first night school and English as a Second Language courses.
Invented group swimming lessons, basketball, volleyball and racquetball, and
gave them to the community.
Provided quality and affordable child care when women began joining the
workforce in droves.
Began values education at a time of social unrest.