Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. As the nation’s leading nonprofit
committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching
and intimate. By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being,
and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more
confident, connected and secure.
The videos below demonstrate the YMCA’s commitment to serving youth across the U.S.
The Y: Idle Hands
Where do kids go when there’s no where to go? What do they do when there’s nothing to do? Kids will be
kids, and idle hands will get to work one way or another. But if we give kids a place to go where they can be safe,
where they can be curious, where they can be kids, then they’re capable of amazing things. The Y is that
The Y: Places
Not everyone is born with the resources to succeed. Many people across the country are made to feel invisible
because of environmental circumstance. But the truth is, all people are capable of greatness. All communities are
filled with beauty. And the Y is dedicated to helping people grow.
For a Better Us