Mission: The ymca mission is to advance the cause of strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The ymca is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation's health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back, support neighbors, the ymca enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Programs: Healthy living - the ymca is a leading voice on health and well-being. We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fund and shared interests. As a result, people in our community are receiving support, guidance and resources they need to achieve greater health in spirit, mind, and body. This is particularly important as the nation struggles with an obesity crisis, family struggle with work/life balance and individuals search for personal fulfillment.
youth development - our ymca is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That is why we help young people cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Our ymca programs, such as summer camp; sports and recreation; and child watch, offer a range of experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth.
social responsibility - our ymca believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors. We have been listening and responding to our community's most critical needs. Ymca programs, such as volunteer siouxland are how we deliver training, resources and support that empowers our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles. We engage ymca members, participants and volunteers in activities that strengthen our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive.