Our Areas of Focus

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

Defining our areas of focus:

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Opportunities for All

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body; prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.

Our Cause Defines Us

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why 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.

Our Strength is in Community

The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change.

  • The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, we’ve 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.

How Can You Get Involved at the Y?

Volunteer with us! The Y is always seeking help with administrative, wellness, and youth opportunities. To find out how you can help, contact Stephanie Reinhart at sreinhart@ymcatusc.org.

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Click here to learn about our Annual Campaign and give online! Your donation goes directly to our programs and scholarships.