THE YMCA OF SOUTH FLORIDA
The Y is a leading nonprofit and powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of our communities, but every Y has one thing in common: our people. The volunteers, staff, members and donors of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to move our community forward. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Strengthening communities is our cause. That’s why, every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
All of the Y’s programs and services support three areas of focus, indicating WHY we do what we do.
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’s why, through the Y, more youth today are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.
IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
In our community, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, more youth, adults, and families are receiving the support, guidance, and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind, and body.
GIVING BACK AND PROVIDING SUPPORT TO OUR NEIGHBORS
Our Y has been listening and responding to our community’s most critical social needs for 100 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through community service, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve. Through our Y, hundreds of volunteers and donors, leaders and partners are empowering thousands of people in South Florida to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.