The YMCA of Greater Whittier stands as a beacon in the community, driven by a mission that has evolved over more than 160 years to respond to the most pressing social challenges of our time. At its core, the YMCA seeks to put Christian principles into practice by promoting a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. This mission is more than just words; it’s a promise to enrich the common good and enhance the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Fostering Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

Our focus at the YMCA is on three pivotal areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and giving back to our neighbors. These pillars are essential in creating a supportive environment where individuals of all ages can thrive.

Beliefs That Guide Us

Our beliefs are the foundation of our actions. We believe in the potential of all people and the strength that comes from inclusivity. Families that are active and connected foster communities that share those same qualities. Our approach is holistic, considering not just the physical, but also the emotional and social needs of our community members. By honoring these values, we work towards creating meaningful, enduring change.

A Commitment to Accessibility

The YMCA of Greater Whittier is dedicated to making our services accessible to everyone. This includes offering income-based membership rates and financial assistance to ensure that no one is turned away due to financial limitations. Our doors are open to all, and we strive to accommodate everyone who wishes to join our community-focused initiatives.

Engage and Transform with Us

We invite you to join us in this transformative journey. Whether you’re looking to develop your child’s potential, improve your own health, or give back to the community, the YMCA offers a variety of programs that can help you achieve these goals. Together, we can continue to foster a community that supports and uplifts its members.

In conclusion, the YMCA of Greater Whittier is more than just a place for physical fitness; it’s a community center that lives and breathes its mission of supporting every individual in achieving their full potential. By participating in YMCA programs, you are not only improving your own life but also contributing to the broader goal of community strengthening and social responsibility. Join us, and be a part of something bigger.

For more detailed information about our mission and how you can get involved, please visit YMCA of Greater Whittier’s Mission page