Y Stories

You are a part of a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, we believe that lasting personal and social change can only happen when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Across the country, issues such as unemployment, chronic disease, educational disparities and poverty affect the strength of our communities.

But where society falls short, the Y steps in to effect lasting, meaningful change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when neighbors come together for the common good. Everything the Y does is in service of making us—as individuals and a community—better.

Your support helps the Y deliver on our commitment, watch below how your donation helped individuals grow, learn, and thrive.