About Us

Strengthening the Foundations of Community

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. At the Y, we are for YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHY LIVING and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Our Mission

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.

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 18,000 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 Values

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.

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 2016, we provided over $613,000 worth of charitable services benefiting more than 9,600 individuals due in part to these fundraising activities.

Our History

We have a rich history in the communities we serve. Learn more about our history.

The North Penn YMCA provides programs and services for children, teens, seniors, families and those with special needs in the North Penn, Indian Valley and Perkiomen Valley communities. Our programs, available for all ages and abilities, include childcare, swimming, sports, group and individual exercise, character building, social activities and volunteer opportunities.