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Together, we’re helping more than 150,000 people in Central Florida achieve better lives. Together―one by one―we’re making our communities better places to live, work, and play. When you engage with us in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, you’re actively participating in strengthening your community and helping others.
Why the Y
The Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years.
Our impact is felt daily in more than 100 neighborhoods, and our obligation to the community is continuously growing. Together with our advocates, we’ll continue to innovate, embrace new partners, and be a force for transforming communities in Central Florida.
To improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individuals, families, and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen spirit, mind, and body.
We believe that real change can only happen when we come together. That’s why we work side-by-side with our neighbors and community leaders to help move people and communities forward.
We host a variety of events intended to strengthen and bring our community closer together.
The Y has annual happenings that have been staple events in the Central Florida community for years. These exciting events are for kids, adults, and families! We also have a variety of different activities throughout the year such as outdoor group exercise classes, Healthy Living LIVE online cooking demos, holiday donation drives, and more!
Stay in-the-know News & Blog
- Applications Available for the 2021 Arthur Pappy Kennedy ScholarshipHosted by the YMCA of Central Florida, the Southwest Orlando Jaycees, and the City of Orlando’s Martin Luther King Commission, […]
- Community Leaders to Host the 30th Annual Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy Prayer Breakfast Virtually on Martin Luther King, Jr. DayORLANDO, Fla. – (January 18, 2020) Civic leaders, pastors, and Central Floridians will gather together virtually to pray in unity for our community and to celebrate the legacies […]
- Eating Healthy in the New Year“New Year, New Me” seems to be the theme of January that many of us turn to year after year. […]
- Tips for Being a MentorBecause January is National Mentoring Month, we wanted to highlight the benefits for mentors and mentees! The YMCA of Central […]
My Y Stories
Whether we’re a resource for a teen needing academic assistance, a place for a business professional to get a workout in, or even just a place for a senior to stay active and social, it’s clear to see the Y is an important resource for a variety of reasons!Watch Stories
At the Y, we work to strengthen the spirit, mind, and body of everyone in Central Florida by connecting individuals and families with opportunities based on our values.
The YMCA of Central Florida’s core values are Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. Our values unite us as a movement. They’re the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other, and decision-making.
As a Christian nonprofit movement, we strive every day to demonstrate these core values and the Bible verse the YMCA was founded on. John 17:21 encourages us to create unity in our community and show the love of Christ by serving, encouraging, and caring for the needs of our members and neighbors.
Receive complimentary chaplain services.
Keeping Christ central in the functions of the YMCA.
Attend service at a family center.
Virtual Prayer Wall
Remain a community in prayer no matter where you are.
Imagine the Good We Can Do Together
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been swift, severe, and prolonged. But you can make a difference!
The YMCA of Central Florida has experienced a decline in over half our revenue, and this crisis threatens the Y’s very ability to sustain vital locations and services our neighbors and staff rely upon. The IMAGINE Fund supports operational expenses, programs and services, community outreach efforts, and more.Donate Today