Be Involved

When Caine Halter passed away a few years ago, he left a message for his friends, family, and neighbors: no matter where you come from and no matter what the need, every gift matters. This is Caine's Y. His hometown's camera. Their story of giving.

"No Gift Is Too Small." f5GA1SRwLg8

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Joyce Dixon

Greater Wichita YMCA

"For Me, Volunteering is Not an Option."

Joyce Dixon: born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. Volunteer for life.This is her Y. Her camera. Her story. 


Tom Wells

Ridgewood YMCA

"We're Turning These Containers into YMCAs."

On January 10, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti. The aftershocks were great, but the ripple effect of Tom's volunteer spirit inspired his community to help rebuild this resilient Caribbean country. 
Give to World Service today. 

Maya K.

Family YMCA at Tarrytown

"I Give Because Taking Isn't Enough."

Singer. Songwriter. Volunteer. That's who Maya is. Enough said. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.

Maya and Ginger are singing “Clouds” by A Firm Handshake at 1:24.





Robert Wiggins

YMCA of Greater Tulsa

"The Y Helped Me, So I'm Giving Back."

A few years ago, the spirit of volunteerism totally knocked Robert out. That's why he's helping youth in his community to pick up the boxing gloves and focus their energy on doing something not only for themselves, but also the community. This is his Y. His camera. His story. 


Be Involved

As the leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors every day to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  To do our important work, the Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders.

When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change.  Whether you want to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve your or your family’s health and well-being or give back and support your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact those in your community.

  • Join the Y: Be a part of a cause for strengthening community that is committed every day to helping you and your kids learn, grow and thrive.

  • Give to the Y: Donate vital financial resources for nurturing the potential of kids, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors.

  • Volunteer at the Y: Take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.

  • Advocate with the Y: Address the nation’s most pressing social issues with a nonprofit that has the long-standing track record and on-the-ground presence to not just promise, but deliver lasting personal and social change.

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