Because all communities have different needs, all YMCAs are different. Every Y makes its own decisions on what programs to offer and how to operate.
YMCAs stretch beyond the United States. YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 45 million people. About 230 U.S. YMCAs maintain relationships with Ys in other countries.
All YMCA programs are tools YMCAs use to accomplish their mission, achieve their vision of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities, and reinforce the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. YMCAs also use an asset-building approach in their work. Each association is different, reflecting the needs of the local community. Your YMCA may or may not offer a particular kind of program. These programs may, but will not necessarily, include:
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