915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606



The Athens YMCA has been a faithful part of the community since March 26, 1857. As former staff member Ben Fender said: the Athens YMCA is not a gym, it's a GEM! 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.

10,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are served in our community each year.
More than 200 volunteers donate their time each year to help us deliver on our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Each year, more than 800 seniors stay active and healthy at the Y.
More than $250,000 is contributed to programming and financial assitance for children, teens, adults, families and seniors every year.
30 children with special needs participate in adaptive swim and music therapy annually.
About 300 scholarships awarded towards membership and youth programs each year.
Over 4,000 children and teenagers are involved in summer day camp, youth programs, swim lessons and child watch throughout the year.
Annually, more than 550 children and adults participate in life-saving swim lessons.