We are an organization like no other. The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by empowering young people, improving the health and well-being of people of all ages and inspiring action in and across communities. At the Y, we strengthen communities by connecting people to their potential, purpose and each other. In 10,000 communities across the country, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but to deliver positive change. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Guided by our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y is dedicated to giving people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. We envision a future in which all people achieve health, gain confidence, make connections and feel secure at every stage of life. The Y’s Commitment to America is developing new generations of changemakers who will create the communities we all want to live in. Everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. From early learning to job training, the Y offers programs and services that support people at every stage of life to strengthen communities across the U.S. Founded in London in 1844, the Y has grown into one of the largest organizations focused on strengthening communities in the U.S. and around the world, serving more than 64 million people in 120 countries. As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and long-lasting — from driving positive social change across the country, to the individual support we provide people of all ages. Across the globe, Ys respond to community needs with programs and services that support people to reach their full potential. Our global perspective enables us to engage with and serve diverse communities around the world more effectively. Today and every day, we drive change and strive to make a positive impact on individuals, families and communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. When you support the Y, you help give young people a chance at a better future, inspire healthy lifestyles and build vibrant communities right where you live.