Our Focus


Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.


Improving the nation’s health and well-being

In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, millions of 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

The Y has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical needs for 165 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demosgraphic populations through global services, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters care and respect all people need and deserve. Through the Y, 500,000 volunteers and thousands of donors, leaders and partners across the country are empowering millions of people and the communities in which they live, to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.