About the Y- Our Mission

Our Mission:

Group of thirteen people, one girl holding yoga mat, a man holding a basketball, a child with a towel, two girls with their arms over each others shoulders, a young child with binoculars. parents and their two childrenTo put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause

We are a powerful association of people joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our children, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Click HERE to make a charitable donation.

Who We Are
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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.

How we do it

An old photo from the 60's or 70's of YMCA camp counselors on a front stoopThere is no other cause driven charitable organization 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 170 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 affect 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.

See our 2022 Community Impact Statement HERE

Diversity and Inclusion

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility – they guide everything we do.

SUPERIOR YMCA DIG TASKEFORCE VISION STATEMENT: We strive to ensure all segments of society feel welcome as participants, members, associates, and volunteers. We work to unify around our cause and collaborate with community partners to address needs throughout our neighborhoods.

COMMITMENT STATEMENT: We commit to enhancing staff training efforts, listening to the members of our community, hearing others that help us identify our blind spots, and not remaining silent. 

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