Mission & Vision | West Suburban YMCA


Mission & Vision

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.

The West Suburban YMCA, founded in 1877 in Newton Corner, is among the oldest YMCAs in the United States. 

Our staff and volunteers deliver on our cause to strengthen community. Whether building confidence in kids, encouraging someone to achieve a health goal, or bringing people from different backgrounds together to improve neighborhoods, every connection made contributes to a better "us." Working together for good is who we are.

When you join the Y you belong to a place where:

  • Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn values, social skills and behaviors

  • Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other

  • Adults connect with friends, pursue interests and learn how to live healthier

  • Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back

  • We all build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose

Our promise to you, as you walk in the door, is to find “your fit” with the activities, facilities and programs that we offer. We offer the resources and the flexibility to help you, your family and the community to be healthier, happier and more connected.


Annual Report for 2016

Read the Y's Annual Report as we look back on our 2016 highlights and thank our generous donors.