The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nations health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
For more than 170 years, the Y has been a place that brings communities together. When our communities are strong, our country is strong. But right now, the bonds that hold us together are fraying and we need a place to make them whole. In over 10,000 communities across the country, the Y is that place. It fills the gaps, bridges our divides, and gives us common ground to stand on.
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.
- The Y is community centered. We've been listening and responding to our communities since 1844.
- 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 a local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.