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 nearly 160 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 affect lasting, meaningful change.
There’s never been a better time to build a better us
You know the challenges that we face on the First Coast. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. People are not connected to their neighbors and face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow.
But when challenges arise, the Y steps in. After more than 100 years of serving the First Coast, the Y understands what our community needs to be its best. Working with generous donors like you, the Y provides everyone the opportunity to be healthy and thrive, to connect with others, and contribute to a better community. Everything the Y does is in service of making us – as individuals and a community – better.
For a better you. For a better community. For a better country.
The Y.™ For a better us.™
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. With your support, we offer scholarships and financial assistance for our programs and activities, which range from leadership development to sports and arts, to give children and teens the opportunity to become confident kids today and a healthier, happier grown-ups tomorrow.
With a mission centered on balance, we bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, nutrition, prevention, and, of course, fun. Together, we help millions of youth, adults and families receive the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
With your help, we unite people for good and make sure everyone has a place to belong by making our services available to all, regardless of any financial barrier that may exist. We are advocates for the happiness and well-being of each and every member of the community we call family.