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Our Y has served our community for nearly 170 years by providing programs and activities that promote the development of spirit, mind and body.

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, our Y focuses on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and building community.

The Y is for everyone; it welcomes people of all ages, ethnic origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic levels. Those who cannot afford the Y can get financial assistance, so no one is turned away -- thanks to the generosity of our funders and donors. 

The Y makes this commitment to you and to our communities: 

  • It will nurture the potential of youth through building confidence at camp, academic enrichment in safe afterschool programs, discipline and togetherness in team sports, and foundational skills and values in its child care programs.
  • It will improve people’s health and well-being through combating obesity and chronic disease by providing the support and resources people need to make positive changes.
  • It will empower individuals with the resources to improve their lives and contribute to the community, such as with job training, housing, newcomer services and opportunities to advocate for social change.
  • And it will help the downtrodden, including the homeless and addicted, get a fresh start.

The Y does this because it is a non-profit, cause-driven organization. It believes that a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. 

We invite you to join our Y as we work together to build a better us.

Please explore the many opportunities that the YMCA of Greater Cleveland for you and your family. On our website you will find all the information you need, including the location of a branch near you.

YMCA Mission and Vision

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. 

Vision: We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

YMCA Values

Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.