To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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

  • Caring: to demonstrate a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being. Related values: compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and kindness.

  • Honesty: to tell the truth, to demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness through actions that are in keeping with my stated positions and beliefs. Related values: integrity and fairness.

  • Respect: to treat others as I would want them to treat me, to value the worth of every person, including myself. Related values: acceptance, empathy, self-respect and tolerance.

  • Responsibility: to do what is right--what I ought to do, to be accountable for my choices of behavior and actions and my promises. Related values: commitment, courage, good health, service and citizenship.

 

Ys offer the programs we do for a reason. Young people need safe and enriching environments to try new things, develop skills, meet new people and show what they're capable of. Achieving and maintaining health in spirit, mind and body makes for a richer life and giving back to neighbors and those in need is our responsibility as neighbors, colleagues and citizens. The Y defines our areas of focus--the programming you're part of every day--like this:

  • Youth Development - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

      

Each day we encourage children to take a greater interest in learning; make smarter life choices; and cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, and the pursuit of higher education and goal achievement. 

  • Healthy Living - Improving the nation’s health and well-being.  

Millions of adults and youth receive the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve better health and well-being. 

  • Social Responsibility - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. 

Our Y helps people give back and assist their neighbors by offering them opportunities to volunteer, advocate and support programs that strengthen community.