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ABOUT OUR Y
Our Cause Defines Us
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, 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, grow, and thrive.
Our Strength is in Community
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. We have the programs, presence, and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change.
We work tirelessly every day to nurture the potential of kids, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and give back and support our neighbors.
- The Y is community centered. For 120 years, we’ve been listening and responding to community needs.
- The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and background to bridge the gap in community needs.
- The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
Our Impact is Felt Every Day
Our mission is to provide youth and our community an affordable and accessible resource for the positive development of spirit, mind, and body through recreational, health, and leadership programs. 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.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth in our community are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.
The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being in our community. 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, tens of thousands of youth, families, and adults are receiving the support, guidance, and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind, and body.
The Y has been listening and responding to our communities' most critical social needs for 120 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training or preventing chronic diseases and building healthier communities through collaborations with policy makers or providing financial assistance to those in need, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.
The Y is Here for You!
The South Sound YMCA is committed to helping people become the best that they can be. We strive to keep the Y accessible to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. With the support and generosity of our donors through our Annual Campaign, we assist everyone who qualifies.
To apply for financial assistance, download the Financial Assistance Application and bring it in to your local Branch.
We count on the generosity of our donors to help provide financial assistance.