Our Cause

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.

Areas of focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We focus on these areas 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.
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

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.