To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
For Youth Development
With the Y’s help, kids in neighborhoods across our community become more interested in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, kids learn more than their ABC’s – they learn to share, learn good sportsmanship, build skills, and most importantly, they learn how to be themselves. That makes for healthy, confident and connected kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
For Healthy Living
Because the Y is for everyone, we bring together children, adults, and families of all backgrounds and abilities like no other organization can. As a result, thousands in the Grand Traverse area are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
For Social Responsibility
Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and public and private donors who give to the Y, our community is stronger. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The 4 Key Focuses to the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA
ACCESS FOR ALL
As a charity, we will make sure the community will have access to program and membership services through the support of our annual campaign.
Health is a critical social issue facing our community. We will help create healthy families through our programs and services to effect positive change.
We will encourage active youth through programs, services, and activities that support and impact our community. We will help build healthy, confident, connected and secure children.
Working with others, the Y will expand our programs and services within the communities we serve to better impact youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA is comprised of people from all walks of life, working side by side to champion healthy lifestyles and strengthen communities. The Y is a gathering place where all people have an opportunity to thrive and achieve their full potential. Our mission is most fulfilled through a commitment to nondiscrimination, diversity, inclusion and equity for all.