About the YMCA of Central Florida

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. Why the Y? We empower everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities.

About the YMCA of Central Florida

Working Side-by-Side with Our Community

Our Mission

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.

Our Purpose

The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community by connecting children, teens, adults, and seniors to their potential, purpose, and each other.

Who We Are

Every community needs a leader to bring people together, compel others to action, and empower every individual to be their best so the community can grow stronger together. We’re more than a gym; the YMCA of Central Florida is a nonprofit organization that’s been serving Central Floridians since 1885. We’re a coalition of members committed to the idea that our community can be better tomorrow than it is today.

What We Do

We have presence and partnerships to deliver positive change across Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Seminole, Lake, and Marion counties. Every day, we work to make sure that everyone—regardless of age, income, or background—has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. The Y helps today’s youth develop into well-educated adults, empower individuals of all ages to live healthier lives, and inspire people to give back and support those in need.

Why it Matters

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 and around the world.

Areas of Impact

Youth Development

Youth Development

People Doing Yoga at the YMCA

Healthy Living

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

The Courage of a Community

Creating the Central Florida YMCA

Read about the history of the YMCA of Central Florida starting in the 1800s through the early 2000s!

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Our History

Throughout the decades, the challenges we face will continue to change, and our programs and services will continue to evolve. But our unwavering willingness and ability to support our communities will always be at the core of the Y.

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Y Reports

Our strategic vision plan, annual reports, and financial documents highlight our mission in action as we help transform Central Florida for the better and improve our community in spirit, mind, and body.

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YMCA Staff with Community Members


When you work with us as a fitness instructor, camp counselor, teacher, coordinator, or in any other field, you become part of a family dedicated to improving the lives of others.

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