With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City is committed to strengthening communities. The Y engages men, women and children—regardless of age, income or background—to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. With a histor...y of serving the Kansas City area since 1860, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.
The Y impacts nearly 160,000 lives a year across the greater Kansas City area through membership and programs such as swim lessons, summer day camp, before and after school Y Clubs, early learning and Head Start, youth sports, sports and recreational activities for young people with special needs, social and healthy living activities for older adults, college prep and teen leadership development, Youth Volunteer Corps of Greater Kansas City, health and wellness for all stages of life, and more. Generous contributions from organizations and individuals allow the Y to award financial assistance to those in need, so all have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.