The YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the nation’s leading nonprofit for strengthening communities through programs and services that nurture and enrich the lives of our youth, promote healthy living and embed the ideals of social responsibility.
As a cause-driven organization, the Y’s Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our three main Areas of Focus include Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. When you support to your local Y, you are:
Helping our youth develop self-confidence, character values and leadership skills by providing innovative and nurturing youth programs.
Creating communities that support healthy living by addressing childhood obesity and chronic disease among children and adults and supporting their physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
Instilling an ethic of volunteerism by providing opportunities for South Palm Beach County to give back and serve their communities.
Our YMCA serves as a community anchor in Palm Beach County by enriching lives and strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County has several strategic initiatives, including Drowning Prevention, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, YBike Program, Parkinson's Program and Diabetes Self-Management Program to name a few. The support of our donors and community enables the Y to turn no one away due to their inability to pay.
Below are some important facts about the YMCA of South Palm Beach County:
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County began as a single branch in 1972.
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County manages programs and services within the Southern Palm Beach County area and is comprised of the following facilities: The Peter Blum Family Y of Boca Raton, The DeVos-Blum Family Y of Boynton Beach, The Schmidt Family Y Preschool at the Volen Center and the YMCA@901 NCCI.
We are among the top 22 fastest growing YMCA markets in the United States and our Association ranks in the Top 25% of YMCAs in the nation. The YMCA of South Palm Beach County impacts more than 65,000 residents annually (as of 2017).
- The Y allows all community members to participate in membership programs regardless of their ability to pay fees, and we provide approximately $1 million in scholarship assistance each year through annual contributions. Click for our 2017 Annual Report.