The Y Mission

The Y's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.The Y's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body.
Volunteerism
Take an active role in changing and strengthening our community. Take an active role in changing and strengthening our community.
Membership
Make a positive lasting impact in your life and in the lives of your neighbors. Make a positive lasting impact in your life and in the lives of your neighbors.
Giving
Making our community a better place for all. Making our community a better place for all.
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About the YMCA

At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves. We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, to eat well, and to give back. We give parents childcare, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect and children a safe place to go. We believe that everyone – no matter who they are or where they’re from – deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.
 

YMCA Movement

Driven by our founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, our goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.
 

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Deeply rooted in our local communities since 1874, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte engages 306,000 individuals annually through programs, services and events across our 19 branches, two overnight camps and one child development center.
 

Better Together

At the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, we believe in honoring our Christian mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self. It is our belief that, in a diverse world, we are stronger when our doors are open to all. Diversity and inclusion are core tenets of our mission as we work to create better communities, a better country, and a better world… for a better us. We are committed to ensuring that our members, program participants, donors, volunteers and team members feel genuinely welcome, encouraged and supported.
 

Areas of Impact

For Youth Development: Empowering young people to reach their full potential.
For Healthy Living: Improving individual and community well-being.
For Social Responsibility: Providing support and inspiring action in our communities.