Mission

 

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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.

We're for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

Serving Communities

 

At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves. We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, to eat well, and to give back. We give parents childcare, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect and children a safe place to go.

We believe that everyone—no matter who they are or where they’re from—deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive.

Together, we make a difference.

Commitment to Inclusion & Equity

 

Across the nation, the Y is on a journey to become an anti-racist, multicultural organization that values human diversity in all its forms and actively opposes racism by connecting and educating people and mobilizing community action.

NC YMCAs are working to advance inclusion, diversity and equity so that all community members truly feel safe and welcome at the Y.

 

 

What's happening at the Y?

Jen Fuller

Jen-Fuller Allen Named CEO of YMCA in Lexington

Leadership
Leigha S. Smith, Chief Volunteer Officer of the Board of Directors of the J. Smith Young YMCA, announced the selection of Jen Fuller-Allen as the new CEO of the J. Smith Young YMCA. Fuller-Allen will officially begin her role on June 1st, 2021 replacing the current interim CEO Billy Freeman.
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children swimming in the pool

May Is Water Safety Month at the Y!

Swim
As communities return to “normal,” this summer following the Coronavirus pandemic, water safety should be top of mind. NC YMCAs want to ensure that water safety doesn’t get lost in our state's eagerness to return to a “normal” summer. As temperatures rise, kids want to cool off, whether that is in home pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, or oceans.
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