915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606



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 10,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are served in our community each year.
219 volunteers donated their time to help us deliver on our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility during 2021.
Each year, more than 800 seniors stay active and healthy at the Y.
In 2021, $291,542 was contributed to programming and financial assitance for children, teens, adults, families and seniors.
More than 20 children with special needs participate in adaptive swim and music therapy.
367 scholarships awarded towards membership and youth programs in 2021.
Over 4,000 children and teenagers are involved in summer day camp, youth programs, swim lessons and child watch each year.
556 children and adults participated in life-saving swim lessons during 2021.