We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.
Our Areas of Focus
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
Defining our areas of focus:
- YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
- HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being.
We believe that when we devote our full strength to the Y's misssion and cause, work in partnership with others, and build on our history of innovation, we can address the most pressing issues of our time unlike any other organization.
We believe all people have potential.
We believe active and connected families make for active and connected communities.
We believe in a holistic approach to development, promoting healthy spirit, mind, and body.
We believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.
We believe in honoring our mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self.
Opportunities for All
The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives: enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning.