At the Y, kids are our specialty! For over 135 years, the Y’s goal has been to get families active and involved, regardless of their income. We pride ourselves on having something for everyone!
The YMCA’s Rich History
The Y is often called “America’s Swim Teacher.” Basketball was invented at a YMCA facility. The first Father’s Day celebration happened at the Y. Our history is rich, but our mission doesn’t live in the past.
A Community Partner
We celebrate our ability to adapt to what our communities need. When our doors closed in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, we offered free childcare to essential workers, hosted food and household item distributions, blood drives, baby depots, and meal giveaways. That work, a program we call the Catalyst Initiative, continues today to serve our communities. We’ve served over 100,000 people in food distributions, donated almost 4,000 units of blood, and collected over 100,000 pounds of clothing since the program’s inception.
Safe and welcoming
The Y is focuses on eliminating drowning in North Texas, creating safe environments to build strong, confident youth, and ensuring the Y and our programs are welcoming and safe for all.
Through our 16 YMCA facilities, 2 camps, and hundreds of program sites, the Y’s work is felt throughout the community daily. Our mission: To put Christian values into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y feels strongly about the for all part of our mission. We believe that everyone should have access to community, regardless of income. Therefore, financial assistance is available for almost every one of our programs. This work is possible thanks to the donors and volunteers who give their time and financial support so generously.
Spanning 8 North Texas Counties
We invite you and your family to come be a part of the community we serve; it’s 200,000 people strong each year and spans Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hopkins, Palo Pinto, and Rockwall counties. Learn more about the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas at ymcadallas.org.
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