The Y is more than day camp, child care, sports, fitness or youth programs. It is a worldwide family of more than 120 autonomous national movements committed to building a positive future for youth and families. The Y, founded in London, England, in 1844, is one of the largest social service organizations in the world, responding to the diverse needs of individuals in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. The Y currently serves over 45 million youth and families worldwide. In countries throughout the world, Y programs respond to local needs identified by each national Y movement. The Y is open to all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes.

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.

  • We are community centered, listening and responding to our communities.
  • We bring people together, connecting all people to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • We nurture potential, believing everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • We have local presence, mobilizing communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Everyday, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith