Serving Our Community

Above all else, the YMCA of [Springfield] strives to serve everyone regardless of income, background or age. Check out the quick links to discover how we put our passion and ambitions into action.

What We Do

Youth Development

All kids deserve a chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the Y, millions of youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to a lifetime of enrichment.

Healthy Living

The Y has long been a leading voice on health and well-being. From sports and fitness to safety training and family time, we have countless programs supporting our mission of a balanced, healthier lifestyle.

Social Responsibility

We're committed to supporting a healthy, safe community. If you're interested in donating or volunteering, or are in need of our Safe Place Services, we're here for you.

Guiding Principles


We're open to all and create spaces where you can be, belong, and become.


We value who you are and encourage you to be true to yourself and others.


We help you move along your path to reaching your full potential.


We believe in you and your ability to inspire a brighter tomorrow.


We work relentlessly to strengthen communities, starting with you.

Our Impact


kids engaged and empowered to adopt positive behaviors.


people served in 120 countries around the world.


U.S.–based volunteers who have given their time and talent.


distribution sites fighting food insecurity.

The YMCA's History and Mission

The first YMCA was founded in London during the Industrial Revolution, when a former farmer and his friends organized a refuge for young men seeking shelter from hazardous streets. Just seven years later, in 1851, the first U.S. outpost opened at the Old South Church in Boston.

The last two centuries have seen the Y's mission grow exponentially, serving more than 10,000 communities in the U.S. alone. As the nation's leading nonprofit, the Y is committed to empowering people by improving their well-being, inspiring action, strengthening their communities and ensuring safe, healthy spaces for all.

Our Partners

We put our all into making sure everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. And we couldn't do it alone. Interested in making a positive impact in the community? Contact us for details.

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