The Y’s mission is our reason for being, and the Y’s cause is our mission in action – a promise to do everything in Our Movement’s considerable power to enrich the common good and make life better for individuals, families, and communities.
More than 160 years of innovating programs and delivering transformative responses to urgent social challenges has produced and reinforced a set of basic beliefs about how and why our Movement effects meaningful, enduring change. Delivering Our Cause is grounded in these beliefs.
The Y’s Mission
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
The Y’s Cause
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. That’s why we focus our work in three areas:
- Youth Development – Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
- Healthy Living – Improving the nation’s health and well-being.
- Social Responsibility – Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
The Y’s Beliefs
We believe that when we devote our full strength to the Y’s mission and cause, work in partnership with others, and build on our history of innovation, we can address the most pressing issues of our time, unlike any other organization.
We believe that all people have potential.
We believe active and connected families make for active and connected communities.
We believe in a holistic approach to development, promoting healthy spirit, mind, and body.
We believe that in a diverse world, we are stronger when we are inclusive and our doors are open to all.
We believe in honoring our mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and prioritizing the greater good.
The YMCA of Greater Whittier strongly believes in making our facilities, classes, and programs affordable to all. Within the available resources, we will provide assistance to those who wish to participate regardless of their ability to pay. If our fees are a concern, please ask about our income-based membership rates.