In the U.S., the Y is comprised of YMCA of the USA, a national resource office, and more than 2,700 YMCAs with approximately 19,000 fulltime staff and 600,000 volunteers in 10,000 communities across the country.
The Y engages 9 million youth and 13 million adults each year in the U.S.
Worldwide, the Y serves more than 45 million people in 119 countries. Ys across the U.S. play an integral role in strengthening the leadership and youth programs of the Y around the world.
The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages.
The Y is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is offered to individuals and families who cannot afford membership.
The Y is guided by four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.