OUR Focus Areas
The Akron Area YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. We're here for you every day, making sure that kids, teens, adults, families and the community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive.
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Improving the nation's health and well-being. In communities across the nation, 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, millions of 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.
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Y has been listening and responding to our communities' most critical social needs for 165 years. Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through educations and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with policymakers, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.