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The Y is a powerful association of individuals of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow, and thrive.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families, and communities.

Our Mission

Reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is an association of volunteers, members and staff, open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body. Financial assistance is available based on need. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need. 

Our Vision and Values

Vision: To build communities where everyone belongs.

Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement: Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equity and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Y-2025 Strategic Plan

With equity at the heart of our work,  the Y is continually evolving to meet community needs. Learn more about our Y-2025 Strategic Plan.

2021 Impact Report

The 2021 Community Impact Report details our efforts an impact within metro Atlanta over the past year.

Our Partners

The Y relies on strong partnerships with corporate, government and community organizations to make a greater collective impact.