What we do

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

  • The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 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 national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Our Impact

The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.


2016 Community Benefit Report

A Few Statistics:

Did you know that in 2016 (our most recent data) we…

  • Provided free, or at minimal cost, adapted physical education programs to over 217 mentally or physically disabled members of our community who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in activities.

  • Provided 145 weeks of summer camp for at-risk children.

  • Served 10,000 meals to low-income youth. 

  • Served 496 children in our before and after-school programs located in four communities.

  • Provided 2,864 youth and family scholarship memberships.

  • Engaged over 17,000 youth in enriching Y programs such as swimming lessons, art classes and youth sports.

  • Helped individuals in our community find meaningful ways to give back with 18,359 volunteer hours served.

  • Put over half a million dollars back into our local community.