To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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.
Who We Are
The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities to learn, grow and thrive with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
How We Do It
There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnership to not just promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
• The Y is community centered. For nearly 165 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 by building a healthy spirit, mind and body.
• The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
An Akron Area YMCA regional membership provides membership to all Akron Area YMCA locations plus access to the YMCA of Central Stark locations. Contact a branch near you to take a tour, meet the staff or find out more about the Y and you!
The Y strives to make programs and membership available to all. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.