About Us: YMCA of Greater Birmingham

About Us

About the YMCA of Greater Birmingham

Our Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision

We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.

Here for the community

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is a charitable organization dedicated to making our community a healthier place to live. 
Across Jefferson and Shelby Counties, 14 Ys engage more than 60,000 men, women, and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
Thanks to the Birmingham Y’s donors, policy-making volunteers, and program volunteers, no one is turned away from the YMCA for inability to pay. Approximately 22% of member families receive financial assistance, with subsidies as high as 95%. 
With long-standing relationships and physical presence, the YMCA is able to not just promise but to deliver lasting personal and social change.

Youth Development

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.

Healthy Living

In communities across the Greater Birmingham area, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y encourages good health, brings families together, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, and other shared interests

Social Responsibility

Whether developing skills or emotional well-being through education and training, welcoming and connecting diverse demographic populations through global services, or preventing chronic disease and building healthier communities through collaborations with other local agencies, the Y fosters the care and respect all people need and deserve.

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