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Friends Become Family At The Y | YMCA Of Central Texas Press

Learn more about the Y and the work we do every day for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Welcome to the YMCA Of Central Texas Press Room!

Discover how we are positively impacting our community by supporting our mission at the core of everything we do.

Our Cause Defines Us

We know that lasting personal and social change comes to fruition when we all work together. That’s why at the YMCA, strengthening our community is our cause and at the center of everything we do. We work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. This is all regardless of age, income, or background.

Our Strength is in Community

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. We have over 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation. With this type of presence, we have the reputation 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 a local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.

Our Impact is Felt Every Day

We have a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body. This impact for all 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.

Facts & Figures

  • The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  • The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families, and communities to be healthy, confident, and connected and secure.
  • In the U.S., the Y is comprised of the YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,600 YMCAs with approximately 20,000 full-time staff and 500,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
  • The Y engages 9 million youth and 12 million adults in 10,000 communities across the U.S.
  • Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 124 countries. Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.
  • Members, staff, and volunteers of the Y include men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life.
  • The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.
  • The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
  • The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

Nationwide Membership Notice of Sex Offender Screening

The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.

Nationwide Membership

By participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership Program, I agree to release the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, and its independent and autonomous member associations in the United States and Puerto Rico, from claims of negligence for bodily injury or death in connection with the use of YMCA facilities, and from any liability for other claims, including loss of property, to the fullest extent of the law.