Who We Are at the Y
The YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
The YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO has an amazing opportunity to enrich the lives of thousands of children, families and individuals through programs that build spirit, mind and body. Our ten YMCA branches offer a diverse and unique array of programs for people of all ages including child care, summer camps, arts, wellness, youth sports, aquatics and before and after school programs just to name a few.
At the YMCA OF GREATER TOLEDO, we pride ourselves on ensuring that no one is ever turned away from one of our programs because they can not afford to participate. We accomplish this goal through the Annual Campaign. Each year contributions made to the Annual Campaign go directly to provide program support and financial assistance to deserving individuals, families and children in our YMCA’s service area. We urge you to help support this worthy cause and consider making a donation to this year’s Annual Campaign.
OUR CAUSE DEFINES US
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
OUR STRENGTH IS IN COMMUNITY
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change.
- The Y is community centered. For over 150 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
- The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
- The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
- The Y has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The YMCA of Greater Toledo welcomes all individuals. We invite people with disabilities who need accommodations for programs and facilities to please call their branch.
AREAS OF FOCUS
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the Potential of Every Child and Teen
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the Nation's Health and Well-being
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving Back and Supporting Our Neighbors
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.