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 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.