Why Give to the Y

The Athens YMCA is dedicated to bettering the community we live in. In addition to a place to exercise, the Y is so much more. We provide essential programming to kids and teens to keep them engaged and out of trouble after school. We provide health classes and screenings to help people combat chronic diseases. We provide a safe and open environment where all are welcome. We provide a summer feeding program to fight food insecurity in our area. We're dedicated to making sure every person who comes through our doors has a chance to succeed and belong at the Y.

Addressing Our Growing Needs

At the Y, we know that everyone can achieve their full potential with the right tools. That's why we're dedicated to keeping vulnerable populations involved in our programs. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we're committed to offering our services to everyone, regardless of financial status. 100% of our Annual Campaign donations go toward programs and financial assistance.

With illnesses and chronic diseases on the rise, the Y is committed to offering classes and programs to help combat health issues for people of all ages. In addition to athletics for youth and classes designed for active older adults, the Athens Y also hosts an R.N. twice a week from a neighboring hospital. Throughout the year, health screenings and classes including Diabetes Prevention and Cancer Wellness are held to raise awareness, knowledge, and support of individual wellbeing.

As the population of adults over the age of 65 is growing, children and teens are looking to anyone and anything to "fit in," and families are moving in and out of our area, the Y is a central location for belonging. From the middle school soccer team that holds each other accountable for practice, to the group exercise class participants who look forward to seeing each other at every class, we strive to be a place that everyone can be a part of. Our Y is for everyone.