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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: The Athens YMCA is the third oldest in the country - founded on March 26, 1857. Its strength lies in its mission - to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Athens Y staff and volunteers work daily to ensure that values such as caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are instilled into our youth. Our vision is to be the organization that brings people together and nurtures their potential to effect lasting, meaningful individual and community change.

Target demographics: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,221 children and teenages and nearly 10,000 people in the Athens area

Geographic areas served: To put Christian principles into practice though programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Programs: The Athens YMCA offers a broad range of various program offerrings - from youth sports, aquatics, resident camping, fitness, seniors, adult sports, community outreach, to various facility components.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

The community, staff, and members are all fantastic! They make you feel welcome from day 1.

2 Abby22


Rating: 5

Worked here for 8+ years. As cliche as it sounds, this place changed my life. I adore the people and community involved in the Athens YMCA.