Be a Part of Something Bigger

Together, we’re helping more than 150,000 people in Central Florida achieve better lives. But we’re not stopping there!

In fact, we consider all 3.5 million Central Floridians—and counting—to be a part of the Y family. 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. As a mission-based nonprofit, the Y exists to serve all in our community. Every age, every ability, every person—all belong and all are welcome, starting with you.

Join Our Community

If you live in Central Florida, you’re part of the Y family! While we offer reduced rates based on need, we also offer free wellness information, event and program details, and more throughout the year to Neighborhood members.

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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.

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Mission Statement

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.

Get Involved

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.

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YMCA Events

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!

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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!

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Christian Initiatives

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.

 

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Chaplain Services

Receive complimentary chaplain services.

Mission Committee

Keeping Christ central in the functions of the YMCA.

Church Partners

Attend service at a family center.

Virtual Prayer Wall

Remain a community in prayer no matter where you are.

Annual Support Campaign for Community Impact

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the YMCA of Central Florida relies on the faithful support of members, donors, and volunteers to sustain operations and advance our mission.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the Y’s ability to continue meeting critical needs across our community. Our neighbors need the Y now more than ever, and we need you now more than ever. Your gift will be invested where it is needed most to help your neighbors through the Y’s aquatic safety programs, out-of-school enrichment programs, and community health programs.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE & RESOURCES

We’ve been refocusing our efforts, facilities, and resources to proactively meet the most critical needs of our community.

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