The Athens YMCA has been a faithful part of the community since March 26, 1857. We serve the Athens area through programs designed for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is for the entire community, and is open to everyone. We are here to serve you, your family and all of our communities while developing your spirit, mind and body. Welcome to our Y!

We offer programs and services for all ages including youth programs, swim lessons, fitness classes and more. Stop by the Y and let us show you around!

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The Athens YMCA is proud of its impact each year.

More than 11,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are served in our community each year.
257 volunteers donated their time to help us deliver on our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility during 2019.
Each year, more than 800 seniors stay active and healthy at the Y.
In 2019, $204,503 was contributed to programming and financial assitance for children, teens, adults, families and seniors.
22 children with special needs participated in adaptive swim and music therapy.
417 scholarships awarded towards membership and youth programs. 
Over 4,000 children and teenagers are involved in summer day camp, youth programs, swim lessons and child watch each year.
630 children and adults participated in life-saving swim lessons during 2019.