At the Y we are working very hard to be a part of our community with a strong and true focus on service, but also to tie service to our mission every day. If our cause is “strengthening community” and we do that one person at a time, then service is the vehicle that helps us do more. Hence, the Y always feels that service is inseparably tied to our cause.
As a leading nonprofit partner throughout the country, the Y has the track record and on-the-ground presence to move communities forward, just as we do here in Reston and Fairfax County. As a charity, we work every day to address community needs and ensure that all are welcome and that no one is turned away for an inability to pay.
Collectively in Metropolitan Area the Y serves 250,000 kids and teens, providing a wide range of activities to nurture potential, including camps, sports leagues, family nights and community service projects.
Children got active in our nationally renowned childhood obesity prevention program, (PHD Physical Healthy Driven).
Children received inclusive and sustainable STEM education at our 20th Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention
Is the number of international countries the YMCA is recognized in worldwide as a charity. We provide membership for all and activities open to everyone in our community including free branch celebrations/screenings, physical activity programs, and healthy living advice and more –
Our YMCAs throughout the Metropolitan area are locally driven by an ongoing assessment of community needs and supported by a local board of community volunteers and leaders. This last year we were able to offer more than 3,500 scholarships because of the 64,243 hours of volunteer support.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Strong communities don’t just happen, they’re the result of steady leadership and stewardship of strong values. That’s the Y. We make a difference by focusing on three key areas: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. By investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors, the YMCA ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to thrive.