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Our Mission Statement

The West Suburban YMCA, a charitable non-profit organization, strengthens the foundations of our community by supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. 

Areas of Impact

At the Y, we believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. We measure success by how well we engage communities in our three areas of impact:

Youth Development

Empowering young people to reach their full potential.

265 teens employed and developing to be the leaders of the future

757 youth learning teamwork in our YBA Basketball Program

1,331 youth developing life-saving skills in swim lessons

1,594 kids learning the value of teamwork through sports

1,973 kids nurturing new friendships and skills in summer camp

5,251 children and teens finding a place to belong through a Y membership

Healthy Living

Improving individual and community well-being.

22 members participating in the Livestrong at the YMCA program free for cancer survivors

50 attendees on average moving in our Keeping Fit class, geared toward our 55+ members

96 weekly group exercise classes fostering support and community

3,546 seniors building strong bodies and relationships

131,000 square feet of space for people improving their health

Social Responsibility

Providing support and inspiring action in our communities.

28 single room housing units for formerly homeless men at Church St Y

138 volunteer coaches making our YBA program possible

712 Annual Fund donors giving back to the community through the Y

47% of children in our childcare programs relying on financial aid

$500,000+ in financial aid provided each year for membership, programs, and camps

Our Community Benefit 

We rely on the generosity of our community to enable us to keep our programs open and accessible to all. Today, we are stronger than ever... we serve more individuals and families, provide more community benefits and financial aid, have more strategic partners, and are involved in the community more than any time in our history.

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Annual Report


A Long, Vibrant History

The West Suburban YMCA has been a fixture in the Newton community for over 140 years, possessing a long and vibrant history. Founded in 1877 in Newton Corner, Massachusetts, it is among the oldest YMCAs in the United States.

Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive.

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