The YMCA Focus

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. The YMCA measures the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.
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Our Areas of Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. A strong community is achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
For Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

For many youth, the Y is their first—and sometimes only—opportunity to learn about becoming and staying active, and where they begin developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. At the Y, we work with kids every day to help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. As a result, hundreds of children and teens in our community gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions.

Through the Y, youth in the Central Bay Area are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

  • Child Care — The Y provides a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills so that when children aren’t in the care of their parents, they’re still with people committed to their development and well-being
  • Education & Leadership — Through the Y, children and teens gain knowledge, develop character and receive guidance and encouragement to help them learn and realize their potential
  • Swim, Sports & Play — The Y offers a wide range of positive, fun activities that build physical and social skills that encourage a lifetime appreciation for active living
  • Camp — At camp, the Y provides an exciting, safe community for children and teens to explore the outdoors, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

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