The YMCA of South Florida's (the Y) mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We cherish and instill our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Founded in 1916 to provide a safe haven for young people, today the Y fulfills the needs for people of all ages, from all walks of life regardless of their ability to afford service. The Y provides quality programs that are inclusive, goal-oriented, and celebrate the diversity and dignity of each individual. Here in South Florida, the Y delivers services through 10 family centers, 4 preschools, and over 200 community schools and parks throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Upper Monroe Counties. And, while community priorities and needs change, the Y's goals remain the same - focusing efforts around youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Within these areas, the Y achieves measurable and sustainable objectives for children, adults, and families by offering a variety of educational, recreational, fitness, and social programs that promote academic achievement, health and wellness, connecting communities in need with knowledgeable and effective "people who care."