Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities,
Young Mens or Womens Associations
Mission: Our mission is to put christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. It is our vision to be the community leader in providing value-based health and wellness programs for children, teens, and adults. We incorporate these values in all of our programs and services. These four values are known as the ymca's core character traits of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Programs: Childcare and youth services program- the young men's christian association of concord, nh child development center (cdc) has embraced and provided solutions for the priority needs that have been identified by the community needs assessment conducted by granite united way. The program provides access to affordable, high quality childcare that strengthens families, ensures child safety, and facilitates social and cognitive development. The young men's christian association of concord, nh child development center is only one of about 9% of all licensed childcare providers in new hampshire that have achieved license plus certification. (license plus is a certification established by the nh bureau of childcare licensing that is representative of a higher quality. ) as part of our charitable mission we recognize the need to ensure that high quality, licensed, curriculum-based needs be accessible to all, including families of low-income. Consequently, the cdc administers the child care development fund and an additional scholarship fund that we fund through the united way of merrimack county support and our own organizational fundraising efforts. Youth programs- the young men's christian association of concord, nh kydstop program has embraced and provided solutions for the priority needs that have been identified by the community needs assessment conducted by granite united way. Inherent in our philosophy is providing high quality, licensed, curriculum-based child care that ensures child safety and meets or exceeds best practice standards. Many afterschool and summer camp programs are not state licensed.
health and wellness programs- the ymca of concord, nh is a leading voice on health and well-being in our community. Through our health and wellness programs we bring families closer together, encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests. As a result, a large number of people in our community are receiving the support, guidance, and resources they need to achieve greater health in spirit, mind, and body. This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment. Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, abilities, and income levels.