Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.
Our mission is to make the community we serve a better place to live. Through programs and activities, we strive to enrich and strengthen families; provide wholesome, supervised recreation; offer positive learning, leadership and character development opportunities; and promote wellness for all people, regardless of ability to pay.
With our doors open to all, we strive to bring people together from all backgrounds and support those who need us most. We take on the most urgent needs in our community and hope to inspire a spirit of togetherness in return.
When you join the Y, You Belong to a Place Where:
- Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors.
- Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other.
- Children and teens play, develop skills, learn who they are and are accepted.
- Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier.
- Older adults increase their self-confidence and sense of achievement while building relationships in a supportive community.
- Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back.
Who We Serve
Established in 1955, we have a long history of providing programs and services for children, teens, seniors, families and those with special needs in the North Penn, Indian Valley, and Perkiomen Valley communities. We service 21,000 members at three facilities located in Lansdale, Harleysville, and Franconia Township. Plus, we provide on-site childcare at schools in two local school districts and offer outreach programs in multiple locations.
Our YMCA programs teach the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility and continue our tradition of emphasis upon youth, health and wellness, and meeting needs in the community we serve. We have always grown from within its community and is a reflection of the community itself in diversity and values. We are an open and inclusive organization and welcomes people of all races, religions, incomes and abilities.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Child Care Provider.
Open to All
No one is turned away because of an inability to pay at our YMCA. To offer the broadest possible access to YMCA programs and to provide for those individuals and community groups who may not be able to afford the full cost of our programs, services and facilities, we engage in fundraising through an annual campaign, special events at the branch and association levels, grants, bequests, or individual, corporate or foundation support.
In 2018, we provided over $842,000 worth of charitable services benefiting more than 11,000 individuals due in part to these fundraising activities.
We have a rich history in the communities we serve. Learn more about our history.
Our Volunteer Leadership
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