All of the Y’s programs and services support three areas of focus, indicating why we do what we do:
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Because we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, the Y is for Youth Development. Activities at the Y give our children the opportunity to become confident kids today and healthier, happier grown-ups tomorrow.
Improving the nation’s health and well-being. We help children and adults understand and value their health, and we nurture their well-being. We offer resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity, health and wellness. The Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being, welcoming and connecting diverse populations or advocating for healthier communities, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Our staff and volunteers are kids, parents, grandparents, neighbors and local leaders who are all personally committed to understanding what our neighborhoods need. Together we can build stronger communities, provide support for families and promote positive change overall.