Mission: To put christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for blair and the surrounding communities, regardless of ability to pay.
Programs: Ymca memberships make accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
ymca childcare is family care, promoting strong values and better family communication. Childcare staff are trained professionals in implementing curricula to assist and encourage children in developing self esteem, self confidence, motor skills and social attitudes. Contemporary families exist today as single parent households, blended households, grandparents raising grandchildren, and traditional two parent families. The ymca continues to evolve and respond proactively to the changing family climate, to help build strong, healthy relationships and provide families with the mechanisms to overcome obstacles in life, so that every family member may reach their full potential. Each day, over 100 children are nurtured in a safe, fun atmosphere through ymca afterschool and childcare programs.
youth and adult programs are offered to all members in the community to develop self esteem, social skills, physical skills, leadership skills, build positive relationships, support and strengthen family life, interest in health and well being, and lifetime sports skills for 1,200 participants. Character development and asset development are integrated into each activity.