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About Us


The Y is exactly what you’ve been looking for. We’re a welcoming and inclusive community. A place to connect with others and learn something new. Your motivation to go the extra mile for your health.

We’re a unique environment where kids learn and grow. We are a neighborhood resource allowing those that need us most access to a healthy and rewarding life. We have a long history of changing lives.

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. That’s because in neighborhoods across the Blue Water Area, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.

* The Y is community centered. For 125 years, we’ve been listening and responding to the communities we serve.
* The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
* The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
* The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Our Impact is Felt Every Day
With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, 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.