28 West 12th Street Anderson, IN 46016 765-644-7796 fax:765-644-4359
The Young Men's Christian Association is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland with more than 57 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations. It was founded on 6 June 1844 by George Williams in London and aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind, and spirit." These three angles are reflected by the different sides of the triangle—part of all YMCA logos.
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.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
You Are Part of Something More
Welcome to the Y, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the community. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too.
When you join the Y, you join a community organization that offers more health, more hope, more opportunity:
•Parents find a safe, nurturing environment for their children to stay active, be engaged and learn positive values.
•Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other.
•Children and teens play, develop self-confidence and know they are accepted.
•Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier.
•People from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to volunteer and help our community become stronger.
•We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose.
Give to the Y Today
When you give to the Y, your gift will have a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own neighborhood.
We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.
At the Y, no child, family or adult is turned away. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Volunteer at the Y
Across the United States, more than 500,000 business leaders, community advocates, parents, teens and individuals who want to give back and support their neighbors volunteer at the Y. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods nationwide we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive, personal and social change.
With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Volunteers of the Y:
•Lead our Boards of Directors and committees
•Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community
•Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes
•Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals
•Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier
•Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community
•Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. Take an active role in strengthening your community.