The Y is so much more than fitness, camping and swimming—it’s a place where lives are transformed.

Our mission guides all efforts to help our communities.

Remove financial barriers

Everyone deserves a chance to succeed—no matter their background or income—and that can happen only when we unite to nurture the best in all of us. We offer need-based assistance to help individuals and families access the programs that are important to them. These scholarships are made possible by our generous donors and partners who are committed to providing resources that increase access so more people can come together for the common good.

Help kids thrive

Through the Y’s activities for kids and teens, Twin Cities youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. From intervention services to leadership development, from school success to safety—our goal is to help all young people be set up for success.

Advance diversity and inclusion

To ensure that we live our promise of relentless service until all can thrive, it’s critical that we engage and welcome diverse population and effectively respond to rapidly changing communities. From internal educational efforts to programming for newcomers and immigrants to global partnerships—diversity and inclusion are our priority.