We believe everyone deserves opportunities, no matter who you are, or where you’re from.
From early learning to job training, the Y offers programs and services that meet the needs of communities across the U.S. Help build a better us. Donate Today

Our Commitment

Help everyone reach their potential


Empowering young people to reach their full potential
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Improving individual and community well-being
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Social Responsibility

Giving back and inspiring action in our communities
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What is a better us?

A chance for everyone to thrive
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In the U.S., the zip code you're born into can determine your destiny. Where you live can affect your education, your success, your health and even your hopes and dreams.

At the Y, we believe everyone deserves a chance. That's why we offer programs and services to give everyone the opportunity to succeed.

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What is For a Better Us?

The Y is working toward a better us.
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Every day, the Y supports kids, adults, seniors and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage.

When you—Y members, donors and volunteers—support the Y, you make your communities stronger and help "us" who live in them realize the power of their full potential.

A few familiar faces are helping us bring this idea to life.

Learn more about this series.

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Our partners share our commitment to creating opportunities for communities across the country. With their invaluable support, the Y can reach more people with high impact programs and services that change lives. Together we are building a better us. Learn More
In your community
Visit our partners at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to learn more about what is driving disparities between communities.

Use the data to start a conversation with local leaders, organizations, institutions, neighbors or your YMCA about how you can help strengthen your community.

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No matter who you are or where you live, the Y is a place for anyone who needs us. From college prep to safe spaces, we provide opportunities everyone needs to reach their full potential.