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OUR MISSION To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit mind and body for all. OUR CAUSE At the Y strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone regardless of age income or background has the opportunity to learn grow and thrive. WHO WE ARE The Y is the nations leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development healthy living and social responsibility. WHAT WE DO The Y provides the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn grow and thrive. HOW WE DO IT There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Thats because in neighborhoods across the nation we have the presence and partnership to not just promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change. The Akron Area YMCA is community centered. For 144 years weve been listening and responding to our communities. The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. The Y nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn grow and thrive by building a healthy spirit mind and body. The Y has local presence and national reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting meaningful change. OUR IMPACT The Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy confident connected and secure children adults families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. For Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Child Care Safe nurturing environment for children to learn grow and develop social skills Education Leadership Knowledge character development guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential Swim Sports Play Positive fun activities that build athletic social and interpersonal skills Camp Exciting safe community for young people to explore the outdoors build self-esteem develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories For Healthy Living Improving the nations health and well-being. Family Time Bringing families together to have fun and grow together Health Well-Being Fitness Resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity health and wellness Sports Recreation Healthy lifestyle activities that bring people together with shared athletic and recreational interests Group Interest Social networks and activities that bring people together that share common passions and personal interests Christian Emphasis Fellowship guidance and support opportunities to grow stronger spiritually For Social Responsibility Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. Social Services Training resources and support to empower our neighbors to make change bridge gaps and overcome obstacles GlobalServices Support systems that welcome celebrate educate and connect diverse demographic populations in the U.S. and around the world Volunteerism Giving Voluntary contributions that fund lead and support the Ys critical work Advocacy Collaborations with policy makers community leaders and private and public organizations to develop youth prevent chronic disease build healthier communities and encourage social responsibility 9 akronymca.orgIMPACT WHO WE ARE